Sabsay Law

Mounting Barriers for Tenant-Claimants Seeking Hearings

Any person may find themselves in litigation over a landlord-tenant dispute. For an average individual, who does not work with lawyers, a lease agreement gone sour, a failure to do repairs in a building, or a refusal to make an apartment habitable by the lease-date, or an unexpected eviction notice can bring someone who never …

Mounting Barriers for Tenant-Claimants Seeking Hearings Read More »

Is Self-Defence a Crime?

If you meet the requirements of self-defence, then it is not necessarily a crime. However, the criteria for self-defence can be a complicated area of the law to navigate, leaving many people to wonder if, having defended themselves physically or with a weapon, they will be charged with a crime. There are laws in place …

Is Self-Defence a Crime? Read More »

Unpacking The Evidence

Good lawyers have to understand what they’re looking at in context. We achieved a withdrawal of criminal charges by unpacking the significance of the evidence against our client, and it meant the opposite of what the police suggested. An undercover police officer tried to entice our client into committing criminal offences by posing as a …

Unpacking The Evidence Read More »

Cannabis Legalization and First Time Users

Will cannabis legalization increase the number of first-time drug-impaired driving offenders? Health Canada’s second annual survey of cannabis users showed 60 per cent of respondents know consuming marijuana affects a person’s driving ability. In 2017’s survey, only 50 per cent of respondents admitted consuming marijuana affected the user’s ability to drive. Despite this, the 2018 Health Canada survey …

Cannabis Legalization and First Time Users Read More »

Your rights as a teacher facing professional misconduct charges

You may be looking back and wondering where your summer went. Whether you took a class, attended a workshop, or just spent the summer resting and preparing, the new school year came too soon. Your job as a teacher is a challenge, to say the least. Dealing with ever-increasing standards can place a lot of …

Your rights as a teacher facing professional misconduct charges Read More »

Why companies, not people, own the copyright to films

You are a novice screenwriter. A production company options your first script to produce the film. After the production company produces the film, will you own any portion of the copyright in the film, or will the production company own the copyright in the film in its entirety? What is copyright? The Copyright Act, section 3(1) says …

Why companies, not people, own the copyright to films Read More »