Category Archives: Criminal

The Constitutional Limits of the Sex Offender Registry

By: Erin Sheley PDF Version: The Constitutional Limits of the Sex Offender Registry Case Commented On: R v Ndhlovu, 2016 ABQB 595 (CanLII) It has become conventional wisdom in public discourse that sex offenders are uniquely likely to repeat their crimes. … Continue reading

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You Can’t Rely on a Motor Vehicle’s Mechanical Fitness Assessment

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: You Can’t Rely on a Motor Vehicle’s Mechanical Fitness Assessment Case Commented On: R v 954355 Alberta Inc (The Fast Lane), 2016 ABPC 229 (CanLII) The Fast Lane, a used car dealership in Calgary, was … Continue reading

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The Saga of the Intoxication Defence Continues: Desjarlais and its Application to Uttering Threats

By: Dylan Finlay PDF Version: The Saga of the Intoxication Defence Continues: Desjarlais and its Application to Uttering Threats Case Commented On: R v Desjarlais, 2016 ABPC 182 (CanLII) The defence of voluntary intoxication holds an awkward place in Canadian criminal … Continue reading

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R v Anthony-Cook and the Community’s Sense of Justice

By: Lisa Silver PDF Version: R v Anthony-Cook and the Community’s Sense of Justice Case Commented On: R v Anthony-Cook, 2016 SCC 43 (CanLII) In R v Anthony-Cook, 2016 SCC 43 (CanLII), Justice Moldaver, on behalf of the full court, clarifies … Continue reading

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Dogs Getting Their Day: Alberta Court of Appeal Rejects End-runs Around Animal Cruelty Laws

By: Erin Sheley PDF Version: Dogs Getting Their Day: Alberta Court of Appeal Rejects End-runs Around Animal Cruelty Laws Case Commented On: Regina v Sanaee, 2016 ABCA 289 (CanLII) The year 2016 has been bleak for animals in Canada. In September, … Continue reading

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