Category Archives: Criminal

Charter Violations Inside Prisons: Irremediable in the Name of Protecting the Public?

By: Amy Matychuk PDF Version: Charter Violations Inside Prisons: Irremediable in the Name of Protecting the Public? Case Commented On: R v Blanchard, 2017 ABQB 369 (CanLII) The applicant in this case, Lance David Blanchard, is a nearly 60-year-old man who … Continue reading

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The Incarcerated Complainant: Submissions to the Minister of Justice

By: Alice Woolley PDF Version: The Incarcerated Complainant: Submissions to the Minister of Justice Matter Commented On: Investigation by Roberta Campbell of the Incarceration of the Complainant in R v Blanchard, 2016 ABQB 706 (CanLII) On June 14, 2017, I sent … Continue reading

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The Delicate Balance of Sentencing: The Application of the Totality Principle in Regulatory Offences

By: Lisa Silver PDF Version: The Delicate Balance of Sentencing: The Application of the Totality Principle in Regulatory Offences Case Commented On: Alberta (Health Services) v Bhanji, 2017 ABCA 126 (CanLII) Chief Justice Lamer succinctly described the sentencing process and the … Continue reading

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Ewanchuk Continues to Treat Habeas Corpus as an All-Purpose Remedy

By: Amy Matychuk PDF Version: Ewanchuk Continues to Treat Habeas Corpus as an All-Purpose Remedy Case Commented On: Ewanchuk v Canada (Parole Board), 2017 ABCA 145 (CanLII) On May 16, 2017, the Alberta Court of Appeal (ABCA) released a decision dismissing … Continue reading

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Smoke and Mirrors? With Marihuana Legalization, Parliament Proposes to Drastically Expand Police Power

By: Dylan Finlay PDF Version: Smoke and Mirrors? With Marihuana Legalization, Parliament Proposes to Drastically Expand Police Power Legislation Commented On: Bill C-46, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other … Continue reading

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