2018 Thursday, December 20,

Heather’s Legal Summaries: R v Mohamed, 2018 ONCA 966

By |2018-12-20T09:19:20+00:00December 20th, 2018|

Heather's Legal Summaries: R v Mohamed, 2018 ONCA 966 The “Cumulative Hearsay” Issue R v Mohamed is an Ontario Court of Appeal decision delivered by Strathy C.J.O., Watt and [...]

2017 Tuesday, March 7,

“Lock Them Up! Lock Them Up!”: Is the Tertiary Ground for Detention Fundamentally Unjust?

By |2017-04-06T21:38:19+00:00March 7th, 2017|

“Lock Them Up! Lock Them Up!”:  Is the Tertiary Ground Under Canadian Law Fundamentally Unjust? It has been one-and-a-half years since the Supreme Court of Canada released R. v. St-Cloud, perhaps breathing renewed life [...]

2017 Tuesday, January 17,

Youth Presumptions in Sentencing under the YCJA in Canada

By |2017-04-06T12:10:16+00:00January 17th, 2017|

The presumption of diminished responsibility of youth in murder sentencing under Canadian law and the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA): the case of R. v. TF & M.W. In November of 2010, a young man [...]

2016 Friday, October 21,

Joint positions in Canada: the Supreme Court case of R. v. Anthony-Cook.

By |2017-04-06T21:41:19+00:00October 21st, 2016|

Joint positions in Canada and the case of R. v. Anthony-Cook. A deferential view by the Supreme Court of Canada. Every day in Canadian courts, hundreds, if not thousands, of guilty pleas are heard [...]

2016 Thursday, June 30,

What is a Conditional or Absolute Discharge in Canadian Law?

By |2020-05-24T12:42:01+00:00June 30th, 2016|

What is a conditional discharge or absolute discharge? A common question that arises in criminal law proceedings is "What is a conditional discharge?" or "What is an absolute discharge?" It is also followed by the [...]

2013 Wednesday, March 13,

R. v. Summers by the Ont.C.A., enhanced credit, & pre-trial custody.

By |2017-06-22T12:47:50+00:00March 13th, 2013|

R. v. Summers: the standard of enhanced credit and pre-trial custody in sentencing The use of enhanced credit for pre-trial custody, or "dead time", has long been a point of controversy among the public. [...]