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BLF’s Michigan Office has New Signs Up!

I realize that I might be making a “big deal” out of something that seems to be so trivial but when we consider that the things that I once took for granted (i.e. corporate logos, business cards, letterhead, signage, etc.), have so much time and effort, seeing the signage for the Okemos, MI office, is another […]

EMDC: the new Tourist Stop for Politicians

According to this London Free Press article, Minister Yasir Naqvi toured the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre on Wednesday night.  Here is the link to the article: http://www.lfpress.com/2014/10/08/community-safety-and-correctional-services-minister-yasir-naqvi-says-changes-coming-to-elgin-middlesex-detention-centre According to that same article, EMDC has had visits from a group of bureaucrats, NDP MPP Lisa Gretzky, and now Minister Naqvi himself.  After his visit, the Minister issued […]

Rebecca Ford: 1 Year Later

Dear Ms. Rebecca Ford, In honour of your 1 year work anniversary, BLF would like to present you with a very unorthodox present: a Harley Quinn Collector’s Statue.  After 3 comic book stores, and a venture into the dimensions of comic books and graphic novels, I’m very happy that you like your present. Over the […]

Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre (EMDC): Ontario’s Modern-Day Tower of London?

During the 16th and 17th centuries, the famous (infamous) Tower of London served as a prison for nobles and royalty. Barbaric conditions and brutal executions were the norm and it would seem that the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre (EMDC), in London, ON, is quickly becoming Ontario’s modern-day version of that historical site. It has been slightly […]

Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude – Discussing the great Border-Crossing Criminal Law Issue!

The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), permits the removal or denial of re-admittance of aliens who have been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude. But what is such a crime? The U.S. government and the judiciary have never explicitly determined what makes a crime one of “moral turpitude”. In fact, whether a crime involves […]

BLF is on TWITTER!

Thanks to the brilliant Ms. Rebecca Ford, we are now on Twitter! Check us out at: https://twitter.com/BasigaLawFirm and, as always, please feel free to send us feedback or suggestions on what to add/subtract or who to follow! Cheers.

BLF, the London Free Press, and Justin Bieber!

I was recently interviewed and quoted in the London Free Press about Justin Bieber’s recent criminal charges. The question was pretty straight forward, but the answer is not. Question: In how much “hot water” has Bieber landed himself. Answer: A lot! His case is the perfect example of Collateral Consequences taking an equally important standing […]