Month: July 2019

Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume Sixty Two

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, it is all about bodies and potatoes. First, we look at what happened to some poor unsuspecting potatoes in a Wal-Mart. Then, we examine what happens when McDonald’s does not serve their fries piping hot. And finally, we look at a case of what happens when you tell one particular parent what not to do at the doctor’s office. …

 

B.C.’s Ombudsperson is monitoring the way the province is handling a “tabulation anomaly” which left some graduating students with the wrong grades on their provincial exam. Vancouver lawyer Kyla Lee says if the Ministry of Education did send out the wrong grades on a student’s transcript, it could open the province up to being sued.

Kyla Lee on the Lynda Steele Show: Staircase Driver

Kyla Lee joined Lynda Steele to talk about the recent viral video of a driver in Vancouver, driving down a flight of stairs at the Wall Centre in Vancouver. After the video went viral, Vancouver Police issued the driver a $368 ticket for driving without due care and attention. But is the ticket valid? Kyla Lee explains why the driver may have viable defences to the ticket itself.

Kyla Lee on Radio NL with Jason Hewlett – Dooring a Cyclist and Saliva Testing

Kyla Lee spoke with Jason Hewlett on Radio NL Monday Mornings to discuss why a driver who killed a cyclist in a dooring accident was only issued an $81 fine. Then, Kyla and Jason speak about the decision by the federal government not to release data from their internal studies on the  Abbot SoToxa.

Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! Episode 77

This week on Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! we look at the use of out-of-court statements to prove the identity of an accused sexual assailant. The complainant could not identify her assailant in court, but the judge admitted her out of court statements describing his identity as evidence for the truth of the fact that he was the perpetrator. A very interesting and important case, especially in light of the #MeToo era.

 

Driving Law with Kyla Lee: Episode 66

This week on the Driving Law Podcast, I speak with Paul Doroshenko about the Abbott SoToxa’s approval and why it is problematic for Canadians. Then, we talk about a recent tweet from BC MLA Bowinn Ma about crash risks associated with Class 4 drivers as opposed to Class 5 drivers and why this is important for ridesharing in British Columbia. Finally, we look at a recent fine issued to a driver who was charged in the dooring death of a cyclist.

I’m also pleased to announce that the Driving Law podcast is now part of the Cannabis Media Collective!

You can listen online on SoundCloud, PlayerFM, or subscribe on iTunes!

Weird and Wacky Wednesday: Volume Sixty

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at how one man put in motion the most absurd drug smuggling plan that has yet to feature itself on this blog series. Then, we look at how one individual attempted to screw over his ex-wife with a retirement benefit claim. And finally, we revisit Florida where one man taught his child how to swim in a very unconventional swimming lesson.

Follow the jump and learn more about the weirdest and wackiest legal stories from around the world! …

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