Category Archives: Evidence

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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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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Modernizing Circumstances: Revisiting Circumstantial Evidence in R v Villaroman

By: Lisa Silver PDF Version: Modernizing Circumstances: Revisiting Circumstantial Evidence in R v Villaroman Case Commented On: R v Villaroman, 2016 SCC 33 (CanLII) My past two blog posts have a thematic connection and this post is no exception. I have … Continue reading

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When Should Judicial Discretion Trump Expert Testimony?

By: Erin Sheley PDF Version: When Should Judicial Discretion Trump Expert Testimony? Case Commented On: R v Clark, 2016 ABCA 72 (CanLII) In Regina v Clark the Alberta Court of Appeal reinforced the principle that trial courts should enjoy broad … Continue reading

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Observations on the Fact/Opinion Distinction in Expert Opinion Evidence

By: Michael Nesbitt PDF Version: Observations on the Fact/Opinion Distinction in Expert Opinion Evidence Case Commented On: Dow Chemical Canada ULC v Nova Chemicals Corporation, 2015 ABQB 401 (CanLII) This decision of the Court of Queen’s Bench concerns the admissibility … Continue reading

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