Calvin Barry is Proud to Support Cops for Cancer

Calvin Barry is proud to support Andrew Stewart in his fundraiser drive for Cops for Cancer. Proceeds from this fundraiser will support cancer research, programs, advocacy and other areas where it’s needed most.

Cops for Cancer was created from the idea of one man and has grown into an inspirational force engaging police officers and other emergency services and their communities in the fight against cancer.

Police and emergency services personnel continue to help drive the Cops for Cancer program by organizing events throughout the province. The events range from head shaves to participating in bike rides such as Pedal for Hope to organizing various school-based fundraising activities.

To support Andrew’s goal of $19,000, please visit his donation page here. Whether you donate $25 or $2,500, every amount helps: http://convio.cancer.ca/site/TR?px=8477001&fr_id=23890&pg=personal 

Stouffville Animal Abuse Case Moving Forward

Calvin Barry, who is representing Vicky and Jason Small spoke with Yorkregion.com regarding the case moving forward.

Mr. Barry stated that five days have been set aside in August, should the case go to trial, but he anticipates the process will take up to two weeks.

“A guilty conviction could bring a maximum $60,000 fine, prohibition for life from owning livestock and up to two years in jail”, he said.

Barry said the challenge will be to put together an agreed statement of facts because “they all have different levels of culpability and complicity and aiding and abetting. …

“Obviously if there’s a guilty plea and the state is able to save all the resources of bringing in Crown experts and defence experts and witnesses and tying up the courts for a number of weeks, then the defendants under the case law could be given some credit for that to show the remorse and the closure and the finality of the proceedings.”

Read the full article on yorkregion.com

Canadians could now be charged with drunk driving —Calvin Barry Warns in CBC News Article

With tough new impaired driving laws passed by parliament recently, criminal defense lawyers are accusing the legislation of being unconstitutional, with Calvin Barry calling it a breach of the charter.

Among the legislations supporters is Andy Murie of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), who insists the police still need probable cause to demand a sobriety test.  “Only if [police] suspect that you’ve committed an offence of drunk driving and they are following the investigation, and that investigation took them to your house or your bar”, he said.

Although Calvin is a strong supporter of MADD Canada, he said this time they have it wrong.

“Police do not require reasonable suspicion any longer,” Barry told CBC News.

Barry also warns Canadians they can be arrested and charged within the new two-hour time frame if their BAC has risen over the limit — even if they had been sober when they parked their car and planned to take a cab or transit home later.

“That is just a flagrant contravention of one’s civil liberties and a breach of the charter,” Barry said.

Read the full CBC article here.

 

Michael Wekerle was Travelling When 18-Year Old Died at His Caledon Home

Calvin Barry, who is representing Michael Wekerle, the former Dragons’ Den star, told the Toronto Star last week that he wasn’t sure exactly how long the accused had been living with his uncle.

Over the holidays an 18 year old man died at his Caledon estate, while Michael was away for the Christmas holidays. Police have charged his nephew, Johnathan Weir with first-degree murder in the case, who Calvin Barry is also representing.

“We’re going to mount a vigorous defence,” Barry said. “He’s innocent.”

Barry said he will seek to have Weir released on bail at a hearing scheduled for Jan. 21 in Orangeville court.

Read the full article here.

Calvin Barry Representing Victoria and Jason Small in Emotional Animal Abuse Case

Calvin Barry was recently hired to respresent Victoria and Jason Small, who have been accused of animal cruelty and abuse causing death. This case made national headlines last spring when 28 dead or abused horses were discovered on a rented farm in Stouffville, Ontario.

Calvin Barry was in court recently, where his clients did not appear.

“The Smalls are not required to appear for these hearings and it’s not unusual for accused to steer clear of what could be considered a “hostile” environment”, Barry said.

“Anytime there are cases with heated debate, with political issues and victims, emotions can be stirring outside the courtroom or parking lot.”

The Smalls have a right to due process and are presumed innocent until proven guilty, he added.

Read the full article here.

Calvin Barry Professional Corporation is a Proud Sponsor of Gloves Up Toronto

Calvin Barry Professional Corporation was proud to sponsor Gloves Up Toronto last night at the Rebel Nightclub.

Gloves Up Toronto was a night to benefit Toronto Beyond the Blue in memory of Darius Garda.

Toronto Beyond the Blue (TBTB) is an independent, registered charity, with the support of the Toronto Police Service and the Toronto Police Association, dedicated to serving spouses & families of Toronto police officers/civilian members. They strive to promote an awareness of their officer’s worth as well as an understanding of the joys and struggles that are uniquely experienced in a life in law enforcement.

To donate to Toronto Beyond the Blue, please visit: https://www.torontobeyondtheblue.com/donate

Reliable Ways to Know If Someone Is Lying

It can be very damaging to suspect that someone is lying but knowing how to identify logical suspicions from those which may not have real basis can be very freeing. It is no secret that everyone is capable of lying and in some instances, lying can cause no harm, however in business and in some facets of personal interactions, knowing how to spot a lie is definitely an asset. Below are some tells that you can use to know if someone is lying.

Overuse of Qualifying Language

Persons who are lying often want to remind others that there is no way they could be lying. This goes with them using phrases like “in absolute honesty…”, “I swear on ___”, and so on. They work so hard to emphasize that they’re telling the truth to cover up their lies.

Too Consistent Stories

Contrary to popular belief, a person who is telling the truth may tell slightly varying stories because when someone retells a story, doing so is actually a recounting of the last time the story was told. Having no changes at all may mean that the story is a rehearsed version of the truth. Nothing more than a fabrication.

Emphasized Nos

When someone places an emphasis on the word no, either by changing expression, tone, or body language when saying it, it is a tell that they are lying because their body knows they are not telling the truth and thus acts out. Examples are closing eyes or slowly blinking while saying no, saying no with hesitation, or saying no in a prolonged manner.

Suspicious Expressions

Someone who is lying may act in a way that is contrary to the way they usually do. Example is a person who is usually soft spoken but now suddenly tells a story with a loud voice and lots of arm movements. Other signs are fake smiles, blinking too much, blushing, or flushing. Remember though that these are just possible indicators and do not guarantee that someone is lying.

Repeating Your Question

This could be an attempt to stall, to fake a response, or a play to make it seem like the person wants to give a sincere response. Though this can just be because someone didn’t hear the question correctly, repeated use can help you identify a liar.

Wanting to Put an End to Everything

Lying is psychologically, physically, emotionally, and mentally taxing so a person who is lying will understandably not want to have to lie again by forcing the conversation to end as soon as possible. An abrupt change of subject or refusing to address some things are also under this.

Too Many Superlatives

Liars often insist on peppering their speech with unnecessary words to distract you, make their argument seem more valid, or to shut you down.

Incongruent Emotions

Someone who is sad shouldn’t be smiling when talking and someone who’ve just heard about a terrible news wouldn’t be cracking jokes about it. Inconsistencies with speech and emotion is a huge clue that someone may be lying.

By Haywood Hunt & Associates Inc – Private Investigators in Toronto and Mississauga

Calvin Barry Featured in Acclaimed Documentary Prison Pump

Calvin Barry was recently featured in the new CBC documentary Prison Pump that aired on September 28th.

In Prison Pump, veteran documentary director Gary Lang shows us Vivar’s determination not only to survive this serious setback but to thrive on this new life path and finally become a role model to the sons he thought he’d never see again.

Prison Pump tracks the development of 25/7—the innovative fitness program Vivar developed in prison—which is now saving lives by both promoting healthy living and providing an outlet for ex-convicts who are struggling to re-enter society.

Watch the full documentary here: https://www.cbc.ca/cbcdocspov/m_episodes/prison-pump