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Controlled Drugs and Substances
Alan D. Gold, B.Sc., LL.B.
Canada's federal drug control statute provides a detailed listing of controlled drugs and substances. This regulatory regime provides authorities with a broad set of powers regarding search and seizure and other such measures which may limit personal liberty, with implications for Canadian criminal law, health law, constitutional law, consumer safety laws and even real estate law.
Halsbury's Laws of Canada – Controlled Drugs and Substances, written by one of Canada's pre-eminent criminal law practitioners and authors, provides an unparalleled summary of drug control legislation, including the meaning of possession, trafficking and prescribed enforcement measures.
M. David Keeshan, B.A., LL.B.
The Crown is involved in all aspects of the administration of justice, through statutes, regulations and policies. At both the federal and provincial level, the Crown is the most frequent party involved in judicial proceedings in Canada. Legal practitioners in all areas must understand the unique rights and protections enjoyed by the Crown and its pivotal role in the justice system.
Halsbury's Laws of Canada – Crown details the rights and responsibilities of the Crown, including, Crown prerogative and Crown immunity. It examines the Crown's privileges and potential liability in various contexts, such as tort, contract and property law, providing insight into its dual role as advocate and protector of the public interest.
Alan D. Gold, B.Sc., LL.B., practices is restricted to criminal trial and appellate work. He has appeared as counsel before all levels of courts in Ontario, as well as in seven of the other provinces. Mr. Gold has argued hundreds of appeals as well as over 50 cases in the Supreme Court of Canada. He is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Criminal Litigation and was the first Chairman of the Criminal Litigation Specialty Committee for five years. Mr. Gold is a past President of the Ontario Criminal Lawyers Association and has been a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada for many years. In 2008, he was appointed by Convocation as Chair of the Hearing Panel and has served in that position since then.
Mr. Gold has been included in the criminal lawyers' category in The Best Lawyers in Canada® every year since its inception. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is regarded as the highest form of professional accolade. Mr. Gold also has consistently year after year received the highest possible rating AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell, given to those who have been recognized by their peers for excellence in both legal ability and ethical practice.
M. David Keeshan, B.A., LL.B., is an Ottawa-based lawyer and consultant, and the founding editor-in-chief of Halsbury's Laws of Canada. With over 25 years experience in product development and project management within the legal publishing industry, he has written extensively on issues of privacy law and the impact of technology, and is the co-author of The Law of Search and Seizure in Canada (Fifth through Eighth Editions), The Police Guide to Search and Seizure, Privacytown, Industry Canada's innovative online resource on privacy issues, the Annotated Ontario Construction Lien Act (annually since 1996)and the Annotated Federal and Ontario Interpretation Acts. Mr. Keeshan also authored, for the federal Department of Justice, the inaugural online version of Human Rights in Canada: A Historical Perspective.
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