In the Media

June 21, 2018 – Toronto Police Services Board approves sweeping review of missing persons cases

June 5, 2018 – The Lawyers’ Daily: B.C. to increase supports for jurors with post-trial stress, mental health issues

May 22, 2018 – House of Commons Canada: IMPROVING SUPPORT FOR JURORS IN CANADA: Report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

April 20, 2018 – The Toronto Star: Review of Toronto police handling of missing persons will benefit from ‘rare’ degree of community input, members say

April 18, 2018 – The Toronto Star: ‘An important first step’: Police board appoints committee to review how Toronto police handle missing persons cases

February 1, 2018 – Of Counsel by Robichaud’s Podcast: Breese Davies: Tell a compelling story

February 1, 2018 – The Advocate Daily: Need for mental health services for all justice system players

January 15, 2018 – Radio-Canada: Allégations de nature sexuelle : Twitter face à l’État de droit

November 9, 2017 – National Post: Sexual assault bill gets few changes from MPs, despite lawyers’ concerns over ‘reverse disclosure’

October 29, 2017 – The Globe and Mail: Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin on sex assault cases: ‘No one has the right to a particular verdict’

October 26, 2017 – The Star: Opposition should have more respect for Sudbury court ruling

October 23, 2017 – Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights: Bill C-51

October 10, 2017 – The Lawyer’s Daily: Corrections reform report draws cautious optimism

June 26, 2017 – CP24: Closing arguments underway in Andrew Loku coroner’s inquest

June 20, 2017 – The Advocate Daily: Breese Davies named as constitutional litigator in residence

June 5, 2017 – Law Times News: LSUC awards presented

June 4, 2017 – The Star: Inquest into Andrew Loku shooting may delve into thorny issues of race and mental illness

May 16, 2017 – The Advocate Daily: Province should move toward elimination of segregation in prisons

May 5, 2017 – The Lawyer’s Daily: Report on segregation in prison does not go far enough

April 28, 2017 – The Star: Abolishing segregation the only answer

April 21, 2017 – CBC News Metro Morning: Solitary confinement

March 20, 2017 – The Advocate Daily: Breese Davies named as LSUC award recipient

January 3, 2017 – Canadian Lawyer videos: Mental health within the legal profession

December 14, 2016 – The Advocate Daily: Repeal the new mandatory minimum sentences

November 30, 2016 – The Advocate Daily: Criticism of female defence counsel points to confusion over role

November 28, 2016 – The Walrus: Let Justice Speak: Being a good criminal lawyer doesn’t make you a bad feminist

November 25, 2016 – Supreme Advocacy – Last Word: Retention of women in criminal law

November 14, 2016 – Law Times: Defence lawyers want government-funded counselling

November 10, 2016 – The Advocate Daily: In the public interest to bring police to account for G20 treatment

October 29, 2016 – Metro News: Murder and segregation: The story of Adam Capay and Sherman Quisses

October 29, 2016 – CKNW The Jill Bennett Show: A man spends 4 years in solitary awaiting trial

October 27, 2016 – TVO The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Sexual violence and the Courts

October 27, 2016 – CBC News: First Nations man spends 4 years in solitary confinement in northern Ontario awaiting trial

October 18, 2016 – The Advocate Daily: Reforming law around victim fine surcharges a good move

September 12, 2016 – The Advocate Daily: Breese Davies presenting at symposium on legacy of Justice Rosenberg

September 12, 2016 – The Advocate Daily: Breese Davies to speak at LSUC Criminal Law and the Charter program

August 23, 2016 – The Walrus: Going broke in Legal Aid  This article originally appeared in the September 2016 issue of The Walrus

August 3, 2016 – The Star: Student convicted of raping Mandi Gray released on bail

August 3, 2016 – The Advocate Daily: Ombudsman study suggests federal prisons blacking out errors in death reports

August 3, 2016 – CBC’s The Current: Judge says ‘police manufactured’ Canada Day bomb plot, defendants entrapped This segment originally aired on The Current’s August 3, 2016 episode with Laura Lynch

July 12, 2016 – The Advocate Daily: SCC decision creates presumptive ceilings to curb court delay

June 16, 2016 – The Advocate Daily: Tackling gender bias requires full commitment from profession

June 15, 2015 – The Walrus: Don’t blame the defence This article originally appeared in the July/August 2016 issue of The Walrus

June 9, 2016 – The Advocate Daily: Being a police officer an aggravating factor in Forcillo sentencing

June 6, 2016 – The Lawyers Weekly: Shining a light on gender bias  This article originally appeared in the June 3, 2016 issue of The Lawyers Weekly

June 3, 2016 – The Advocate Daily: Breese Davies upholds the Charter and constitution in criminal practice

May 18, 2016 – The Advocate Daily: Similar priorities key to successful partnership expansion

May 12, 2016 – The Walrus: Jian Ghomeshi’s peace bond

May 11, 2016 – The Advocate Daily: Ghomeshi apologizes signs peace bond as charge withdrawn

May 2, 2106 – The Advocate Daily: Lack of support for family leave impacting women in criminal law

April 13, 2016 – The Advocate Daily: Client considering appeal following murder trial verdict

April 4, 2016 – CBC’s The Current: Legal experts call for update to sexual assault laws after Ghomeshi acquittal This segment originally aired on The Current’s April 4, 2016 episode with Anna Maria Tremonti

March 9, 2016 – The Advocate Daily: Report confirms general sense of women leaving criminal law

March 7, 2016 – CBC’s The Current: Women leaving criminal defence law due to discrimination, new report says This segment originally aired on The Current’s March 7, 2016 episode with Laura Lynch

February 26, 2016 – The Advocate Daily: Ruling should increase parole decision transparency

February 10, 2016 – The Advocate Daily: Woman acquitted of manslaughter in extremely difficult case

February 4, 2016 – The Advocate Daily: Rigorous testing of evidence vital in sex assault trials

February 2, 2016 – The Star: Convicting Jian Ghomeshi will be hard for good reason

January 13, 2016 – The Advocate Daily: Inmate lockdowns should be few and far between

January 9, 2016 – The Star: Astounding number of lockdowns at Maplehurst Correctional Complex

May 26, 2015 – The Star: Stephen Harper defangs another watchdog

January 17, 2015 – The Star: Time to get rid of solitary confinement

August 6, 2014 – Law Times News: Speaker’s Corner: Time for action on police use of force

June 24, 2014 – The Star: Lack of women, minority judges not due to baby-making

Summer 2014 – Vic Report: Breese Davies Vic 9T5 Game Changer