Born and raised in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Sarah E. Leamon currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia. Sarah is a criminal defence lawyer at Acumen Law Corporation. She is also the chair of the board at PACE Society in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and a regular columnist for The Georgia Straight. In addition to her legal education, Sarah holds Bachelors Degree in Political Science and Women's Studies, as well as a Master of Arts in Women’s Studies from UBC.
More so than legislative changes, education is likely to effectively increase public awareness and decrease instances of drug-impaired driving.
Members of the LGBTQ community who have been criminalized in the context of consensual sexual relations should be able to access the justice they deserve.
06/15/2018 10:02 EDT
The ongoing prohibition against sex work in this country compromises the overall safety, security, autonomy and dignity of sex workers.
05/29/2018 16:09 EDT
Even in circumstances where an offender is financially destitute and unable to pay, a judge will still be required to order hefty fines against them.
05/11/2018 10:56 EDT
The ambiguity in the law puts additional stresses on both surrogates and intended parents at a time they should be thinking about more important things.
04/23/2018 15:25 EDT
The bill focuses on attempts to curb courtroom delay, ending intimate partner violence and diversifying juries.
04/17/2018 13:03 EDT
The Canada Revenue Agency will soon be able to more freely share your confidential tax information with foreign governments.
03/16/2018 16:18 EDT
We now have more clarity around how the use, regulation and sale of the drug will look, but there's still a lot hanging in the balance.
02/15/2018 13:42 EST
The biggest challenge facing our correctional service is the cost associated with caring for elderly prisoners.
01/25/2018 09:19 EST
Bill C-23 empowers foreign officials while eroding the rights and freedoms of our own citizens.
01/11/2018 10:51 EST
With little more than eight months left before federal laws are expected to be passed, there are still many questions to be answered.
11/30/2017 12:03 EST
Bill C-51 is misguided in that it seeks to solve a very serious social issue by altering the rules of our judicial system.
10/27/2017 11:00 EDT
The questions are premised upon Islamophobic diatribes that are outdated, politically incorrect and inconsistent with good government policy.
10/19/2017 15:09 EDT
Increased penalties do little to change social behaviour and attitudes.
10/05/2017 10:45 EDT
The reality of these proposed changes will create far more problems than they will solve.
09/22/2017 12:53 EDT
Selling off special-needs parking in order to generate revenue sounds like the definition of corporate greed.
08/29/2017 16:56 EDT
It may surprise you to know that, the province created new penalties to up the fine for first-time offenders.
06/30/2017 14:14 EDT
Last week, legislation was tabled by our government, seeking to end the 94-year prohibition against the drug. But with it came with some unexpected proposal that are likely to be in conflict with our charter rights. These are the ones aimed at curbing impaired driving.
04/18/2017 09:41 EDT
Campaigns are an opportunity for political parties to bolster their own favour and increase their support, while simultaneously criticizing the opposition. Unsavoury advertising has become par for the course during election season. But this year, one advertising campaign has been turning heads for a different reason.
04/05/2017 04:37 EDT
Polls indicate that many Canadians, who would otherwise undergo genetic testing in order to become better informed about their health-care needs, and make positive changes in their lifestyle according to those needs, were dissuaded from undergoing the procedure for fear of repercussions from insurance companies. The concerns associated with being denied coverage, or paying inflated premiums, were enough to stop people from using advancements in genetic testing to their benefit.
03/27/2017 12:03 EDT
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