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Wanzhou Meng And A Back Room Meeting In Hong Kong

  • May 30, 2020
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On May 27, 2020, Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes of the British Columbia Supreme Court released the ruling on double criminality in the extradition case involving Huawei Chief Financial Officer Wanzhou Meng reported as United States v Meng, 2020 BCSC…

An Invitation To Human Rights Law

  • April 30, 2020
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed the national unemployment rate in Canada close to eight percent. Higher in Alberta. Many junior lawyers have lost associate positions during the economic downturn and numerous recent law graduates search for articling positions in vain….

Housed Alone

  • March 28, 2020
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

That is how Wayne Wilcox began the description of his solitary confinement in the Edmonton Remand Centre, the largest prison in Canada. “I am housed alone,” he said in a court filing. One hour a day free time from a…

A Firearms Collector Of Sorts

  • February 28, 2020
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On May 8, 2014, RCMP investigators showed up at the residence of Jason Robertson in Kamloops, British Columbia, armed with a search warrant. The police found six stolen rifles including an RCMP Centennial Winchester 30-30 model 94 and a Little…

Fentanyl And The Public Interest

  • January 30, 2020
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

In a post to On The Wire titled Fentanyl Trafficking In Alberta dated March 30, 2019, I discussed the sentence of seven years imprisonment imposed on Patrick Felix by Justice Brian Burrows, in the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta,…

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