PRIVATE PROSECUTIONS - A CLOSER LOOK

May 2, 2016 - Do you think the Applicant reached for the officer's gun?

PRIVATE PROSECUTIONS:  A legal Right, or an Untouchable Mirage?

August 13, 2015 - Attorney General of Ontario Intervenes Again

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the Crown Attorney's power and discretion are not absolute.  Although a Crown decision has never been overturned, most judicial minds would agree that situations of Crown bias should be subject to review.  If there is ever a such a case for review of Crown discretion, this is that case.    


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The Applicant Tanner Currie had charged a member of the Greater Sudbury police for smashing his head into a glass window while his hands were behind his back.  The Crown Attorney's office neglected to lay any charges for the incident, so the Applicant initiated the charging process himself, as a private citizen.


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​The Falldien Law Office is in the middle stages of constitutional litigation concerning an Important social issue which currently affects many families across the province.  That issue is whether or not the word "violence" should be used in the name Domestic Violence Court.


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DOMESTIC "VIOLENCE" COURT

September 25, 2015 - Constitutional Challenge Regarding Name of Court

There is no legal process with parking boot enforcers.  The enforcer apprehends your vehicle and demands payment on the spot.  This conduct complete ignores two very important ingredients for solving civil disputes: negotiation and settlement.  There are valid reasons why a person would want to negotiate the amount of the fine.  For example, a private parking ticket usually costs $100.00 or more, meanwhile a city parking ticket is only $15.00 if paid within 7 days.


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PARKING BOOTS - FROM A LEGAL PERSPECTIVE

October 27, 2014  -  Can Sudbury Give Parking Boots the Boot

The Landlord and Tenant Board evicted my client 6 days before Christmas, on December 19, 2013.  They gave him one week's notice to pack his belongings and leave his mobile home.  Not only did this ruin his Christmas, but it also put his safety at risk given the cold winter temperatures last December.

​What reason did the Board have for evicting my client?  He was selling firewood.  Read more...

LANDLORD AND TENANT BOARD

March 14, 2014  -  Client evicted the week before Christmas (twice)

The Falldien Law Office is pleased to support Nairn Centre Mayor, Laurier Falldien, in his efforts to improve road safety on the section of highway 17 which passes through his town and the surrounding area.  This stretch of our Trans Canada highway is currently under-maintained which has already resulted in serious injury and death.  Read more...

MUNICIPAL POLITICS - SMALL TOWNS IN THE NORTH

January 6, 2014  -  Mayor Laurier Falldien speaking out for his town 


SocIAL INITIATIVES - Social policy