Most interesting blogs of 2015

There was no shortage of interesting topics for Findlaw.ca’s editorial team to write on in 2015.
There was no shortage of interesting topics for Findlaw.ca’s editorial team to write on in 2015. Photo credit: iStock.

Barbara Walters has her most fascinating people of the year; we have the most fascinating blogs of 2015.

Now that the Findlaw.ca’s editors have explored weird crimes and events of 2015, let’s turn to some of the most interesting and thought-provoking blogs of the past year:

The first blog looks at an interesting case of a pick-up artist who filmed women in Ottawa without their permission and then put the contents on YouTube for all to see. Think that is illegal? Read on to find out why that might not be the case.

Should Canada adopt faster speed limits? In order to explore the issue, we looked at the difference between German and Canadian highways, and compared and contrasted speed limits and accident frequency. The results may surprise you.

Our next blog explored jury duty through the Dennis Oland trial. Oland was charged with the murder of his father, Moosehead Breweries businessman Richard Oland., who had been found dead in his office in Saint John, N.B.

A Toronto driver involved in a hit-and-run tried to get the charges against him dropped before his case went to trial. He claimed that he couldn’t have possibly foreseen what would happen when he left the scene of the accident. The kicker is he didn’t leave the scene once, but twice.

This year a new citizenship law kicked in, called the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, also known as Bill C-24. Even though the federal Liberals have said they will be repealing the law, this blog article explored the facets of the law and found that it would create a ‘two-tiered citizenship’.

In February, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the ban on physician assisted suicide and gave the federal government one year to come up with new legislation. Then Prime Minister Stephen Harper sent a panel on a fact-finding mission to some of the nicest places in Europe to study their assisted-dying legislation.

The Ontario Court of Appeal made a ruling in an unusual case that involved hockey and fisticuffs. Two men decided to have a gentlemanly game of hockey when things became less than civil. One man punched the other and broke his jaw. The man ordered to pay up raised the defence that the assault was consensual, but the court said no dice.

Mo’ money, mo’ problems. An Ontario woman won a $2-million lottery jackpot, only to be sued for a cut of the winnings by her parents and fiancée. They sued her despite her having paid off their loans and debts.

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