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March 24, 2016

The acquittal of former CBC broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi is a “win” for all Canadians, Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett tells AdvocateDaily.com.

March 23, 2016

As Ontario Court Justice William Horkins is set to deliver his ruling on five charges against former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi, Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett tells AdvocateDaily.com that for many, the outcome of the high-profile trial will also be a rendering of the state of Canada’s justice system.

February 15, 2016

Although the Jian Ghomeshi trial sparked calls from some women’s rights advocates and legal experts for changes to the way the justice system handles sexual assaults, Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett disagrees there is a need for deep legal reform and says any move to lower the standard of proof would be dangerous.

February 8, 2016

In an interview with AdvocateDaily.com, Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett says in any case with multiple complainants, the question for the court is often, “Have they had a chance to communicate with other witnesses before giving their testimony, and if so, has that communication influenced it?”

April 16, 2015

Canadians should be alarmed by the expanded powers given to law-enforcement agencies in the Conservative government’s proposed new anti-terrorism measures, says Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett.

February 6, 2015

The Supreme Court of Canada’s historic ruling to strike down the ban on physician-assisted death is an enormously important decision that will have sweeping implications, says Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett.

November 12, 2014

Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett is warning about an international scam that targets Ontario lawyers.  He says it typically begins when a lawyer receives an email from someone who claims to be from a large company seeking to retain counsel to recover a debt by sending out a demand letter.

 

September 29, 2014

Luka Rocco Magnotta’s lawyer says his client is not criminally responsible in the slaying of Chinese student Jun Lin and that he is schizophrenic.

August 12, 2014

The New Brunswick man who has pleaded guilty to killing three RCMP officers and injuring two others in a shooting rampage may face serving 75 years in prison before parole eligibility thanks to a relatively new – and untested – provision in the Criminal Code of Canada, says Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett.

July 24, 2014

A report by a former Supreme Court of Canada justice into the use of lethal force by Toronto police has made 84 sweeping recommendations which, if implemented, would mean far more training and support for officers dealing with those in crisis.