SCC Deems Sex Offender Registry Unfair To The Mentally Unwell

Legislation can become outdated, which is why courts review them, as well as the verdicts that they result in. Sometimes, as any lawyer from Donich Law can tell, this can lead to an overruling years after the original verdict.

An Ontario man who was found not criminally responsible (NCR) for a sexual offence back in 2002 recently received good news, as the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in favor of him, deeming Ontario’s sex offender registry laws as discriminatory to him and other people found NCR of these crimes.

Mr. G, who remains anonymous due to a publication ban, received an absolute discharge years after the original verdict, but was still listed down in Ontario’s sex offender registry due to what’s known as Christopher’s Law, to remain on the list for life.

In response, Mr. G forwarded his case to lawyers and the courts. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice dismissed his application in 2017, only for the Ontario Court of Appeal to later allow his appeal later in 2019, ruling that the sex offender registries were violating his rights as per the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The 7-2 decision, ruled late November 2020, means that Mr. G’s name will not be listed down on the Ontario sex offender registry, and the province will have to make amendments to Christopher’s Law to make sure it complies with the constitution.

The federal government didn’t appeal, but did support the Ontario Attorney General’s choice to overturn the decision of the SCC, noting that there is evidence, highly accepted by lawyers like Donich Law and the legal industry, that those found NCR are more likely to reoffend than those of the general population.

Toronto’s Erin Dann acted as the representative of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, the country’s largest criminal law specialty association, noted that those who were deemed NCR due to mental issues were often treated more harshly than those who found guilty then later received a conditional or absolute discharge.

They state that they’re not arguing that the people who are found NCR for sexual offences shouldn’t be placed on the sex offender registry, but that they should be provided the same exit ramps that people who have been convicted and found guilty.

Justice Andromache Karaktsanis notes that, by denying the NCR these exit ramps, Christopher’s Law assumes that the NCR are unable to rehabilitate, and perpetuates negative stereotypes about the mentally troubled.


Moving Aggregated LTL Shipments Through Full Truckload

The sector of less-than-truckload (LTL) has an estimated value of $65 billion a year in the United States. Roughly 165 million LTL shipments are moved by trucking and logistics providers like Titan Transline across all of North America. However, it is apparent that LTL is often compared to the more efficient and larger truckload industry.

When comparing key service parameters, LTL on-time delivery rate is only 50%; whereas, full truckload has 96% delivery rate. LTL’s pick-up rate is at 70% while the full truckload sector has achieved more than 96%. Additionally, freight moved through LTL is 18 times more likely to be damaged.

In order to bring higher quality to the LTL segment, shared truckload has been introduced. This is a concept where freight that is shipped through LTL is pooled together and sent via full truckload. Freight from different shippers is aggregated together in a full truckload trailer and arranged based on the first come, last out system. This will ensure that the freight that was loaded last will be unloaded first to prevent other cargo from disturbed during the journey.

The LTL freight industry usually moves through the hub and spoke model which is more expensive to operate. If freight from different shippers is aggregated and shipped together, high capital expenditure will be avoided. Besides that, the simplicity and higher quality of full truckload will be shared to the LTL shipper.

In the traditional market that relies on supply and demand, demand comes from LTL while supply comes from the full truckload sector. The cost of moving a truckload of LTL freight is about half the cost of moving the same freight through conventional LTL. It is expected that shippers will be willing to pay the prices required by LTL as long the shipment is moved through shared truckload within a full truckload container. Service quality will be higher as well as hauling efficiency.

Both LTL and full truckload are offered by Titan Transline for your goods. Accurate tracking and real time reporting will ensure that your goods will arrive on time at their highest quality. LTL shipments that are handled include small volume loads, ecommerce shipments, manufacturing supplies, dry goods like textiles, temperature-controlled goods, etc.


Australia’s Federal Budget Revealed, Includes $2bn For Road Safety

Australia’s government recently revealed its 2020-21 budget, showing where the federal government will be investing money as part of their plans to help Australia recover.

From the average Aussie, to local companies like Excellence Coaches, to big names like Amazon, the Federal Government’s budget had been the topic of discussion, as it extends the current government’s 10-year infrastructure pipeline, credited with supporting around 100,000 jobs across the AU.

Included in the budget is $14bn earmarked for infrastructure projects, aimed at supporting an additional 40,000 jobs to the pipeline’s numbers, with the goal of boosting productivity in the country and providing Aussies with long term benefits.

Mr. Frydenberg issued a statement on the matter, saying that these infrastructure investments would help ready the country for the future, adding that they’ve seen that building infrastructure creates more jobs.

The budget will fund major projects across Australia, like the upgrades scheduled for the Carpentaria Highway in the Northern Territory, the upgrades for the Shepparton and Warrnambool Rail Lines in Victoria, among others.

The federal government will also provide an additional $3bn for what they call ‘shovel-ready projects’. $2bn of this is set for small scale road safety projects, while the remaining $1bn is earmarked for the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

Mr. Frydenberg noted that ‘shovel-ready projects’ need to be worked on by the respective states as soon as possible. If not, the government can simply reallocate the cash and give it to another state.

Good news for companies in the transport and travel industries, like Excellence Coaches, as transport infrastructure in the AU, will be receiving a massive $7.5bn investment, divvied up as follows:

  • $2.7bn for NSW
  • $1.3bn for Queensland
  • $1.1bn for Victoria, same for Western Australia
  • $625mn for South Australia
  • $360mn for Tasmania
  • $190mn for the Northern Territory
  • $155mn for the ACT

Certain specific projects set to receive funding were also revealed in the budget, including:

  • $750mn for the first stage of Queensland’s Coomera Connector
  • $528mn for the upgrading of Victoria’s Shepparton and Warrnambool rail lines
  • $490.6mn for NSW’s Coffs Harbour Bypass
  • $136mn for South Australia’s Main South Road Duplication
  • $87.5mn for the ACT’s Molonglo River Bridge
  • $80mn for Western Australi’s Wheatbelt Secondary Freight Network
  • $65mn for upgrades to Tasmania’s Tasman Bridge
  • $46.6 for upgrades to the Northern Territory’s National Network Highway

Survey Reveals That Texans Are More Likely To Post A Negative Review

Unsolicited organic reviews are willingly written by customers based on their personal experience with a brand. For example, king kong marketing reviews are posted by clients of a digital agency after a great and satisfactory service.

According to the results of a survey made by Real Business Savings, Texans won’t hesitate to share their unfavourable experience with a business. They are more likely to leave a negative review than other Americans.

The national average of negative reviews for a poor product or sub-par service is 31% vs. 36% in Texas. Meanwhile, 42% of Floridians are more likely to leave a negative review while only 15% of Delaware residents will do the same.

However, businesses believe that their competitors may be posting fake reviews to make them look bad. To handle negative reviews, businesses respond promptly to reviews posted in Yelp or Trip Advisor. When businesses react to comments, it makes a big difference in continuing positive public relations.

Business owners in Texas are prepared to fight to defend their reputation. 22% are willing to sue for defamation if the negative review is inaccurate and damages the business. Meanwhile, 93% do not want to engage in an online battle over a negative review. They prefer to investigate the situation that caused the complaint and rectify the situation, if possible.

When businesses interact with customers online, they enhance online presence. Since consumers are reliant on reviews like king kong marketing reviews, it is only fair to ensure that the comments are fair and will be beneficial to other consumers.


COVID Economy Changing How Aussies Do Online Shopping

Toluna’s COVID-19 Barometer was recently published, and it showed information that people invested in online retail, advertisements, and king kong marketing reviews would like to hear.

The report notes that the COVID-19 pandemic has tilted the market more towards online shopping, with online shopping and digital streaming seeing boosts across the AU. However, physical stores still have a niche, as the data shows that Aussies prefer getting key personal items from brick and mortar shops by themselves.

46% of the respondents in the report noted they want to get personal care and toiletries from physical stores, 57% preferred in-store grocery shopping, 39% preferred getting their clothes themselves, and 32% stated that they prefer to acquire tech items in-store.

In contrast, only 11% of respondents stated that they prefer getting toiletries and personal care items online, while only 15% of the respondents stated that they prefer getting tech items by purchasing these items online.

Toluna A/NZ Business Director Stephen Walker states that Aussies have been forced to change how they handle financials and shop thanks to COVID, which is why data is more important now than ever. They noted that while the increase in online shopping is good for people invested in king kong marketing reviews and the like, it’s good that retailers and physical stores still have their place.

A/NZ stated that it’s encouraging that people are going for in-store shopping when it’s safe, even as they expect the changes in customer habits caused by COVID-19 to stick around even when the pandemic is finally put to rest for good.