Category Archives: Legal Commentary

Solomon Friedman on CTV’s Question Period – Duffy Week 2 – April 19, 2015

The Question Period panel of experts, including Ottawa criminal lawyer Solomon Friedman, discusses the events of the second week in the trial of suspended Sen. Mike Duffy. Originally aired April 19, 2015.

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Solomon Friedman and Ezra Levant talk recent gun polls

Ottawa criminal defence lawyer and firearms law expert Solomon Friedman joined Ezra Levant to discuss a recent Pew Study examining support for gun rights in the United States.

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Solomon Friedman on CTV’s Question Period – Sept. 21, 2014

Ottawa criminal defence lawyer Solomon Friedman and former Harper deputy chief of staff Keith Beardsley appear on CTV’s Question Period to discuss what is ahead in the trial of suspended Senator Mike Duffy. Originally aired September 21, 2014.

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Solomon Friedman discusses “not criminally responsible” verdict

As Ottawa criminal defence lawyer Solomon Friedman explains, the term ‘not criminally responsible’ is fundamentally different from guilty or innocent. Originally aired on January 20, 2014.  

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Right to Know: ‘Reid’ it and weep — coercive interrogations the norm in Canada

Right to Know: ‘Reid’ it and weep — coercive interrogations the norm in Canada BY SOLOMON FRIEDMAN OTTAWA CITIZEN JANUARY 31, 2014 OTTAWA — On Dec. 14, 1955, Nancy Parker was brutally murdered in her home in Lincoln, Neb. Her … Continue reading

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Right to Know: Judicial activism vs. judicial independence

Right to Know: Judicial activism vs. judicial independence BY SOLOMON FRIEDMAN OTTAWA CITIZEN JANUARY 17, 2014 In recent weeks, there has been considerable debate on the subject of the newly reinvigorated victim fine surcharge. Even more interesting than the issue … Continue reading

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Solomon Friedman explains call for inquiry into High River RCMP gun grab

Ottawa criminal defence lawyer Solomon Friedman appears on Byline to explain why the National Firearms Association is calling for a full judicial inquiry to determine what happened at High River, and why.

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Solomon Friedman quoted in Global News gun control story

In a recent Global News story, Patrick Cain examines a potential push for tighter gun control, revealed in a newly released briefing note to Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney. Solomon Friedman was quoted in that story: A tightening of firearm … Continue reading

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Bill C-13 — cyberbullying or legislative bullying?

Bill C-13 – Cyberbullying or legislative bullying? BY SOLOMON FRIEDMAN OTTAWA CITIZEN DECEMBER 6, 2013 OTTAWA — Last month, the federal government tabled Bill C-13, a set of new provisions and amendments to the Criminal Code collectively touted as the … Continue reading

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Solomon Friedman talks minimum sentences on CBC Radio One

Recently in the news: The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled last week that a three-year mandatory minimum sentence for gun possession is unconstitutional. Alan Neal spoke about the ruling with Ottawa criminal defence lawyer Solomon Friedman on All In A … Continue reading

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