Category Archives: Youth and the Law

Leave to appeal granted in right to public transit case

PDF version: Leave to appeal granted in right to public transit case Case commented on: R v S.A., 2012 ABCA 323 The S.A. case, which concerns the right to use public transit and the constitutionality of trespass legislation as applied … Continue reading

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Transporting Liberty: A Right Not to be Deprived of Access to Public Transit?

PDF version: Transporting Liberty: A Right Not to be Deprived of Access to Public Transit? Case considered:  R v S.A., 2012 ABQB 311, overturning 2011 ABPC 269 Section 7 of the Charter provides that “everyone has the right to life, … Continue reading

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Using the Coercive Power of the State to Deal with Child Prostitution and Drug Abuse

Considered: Protection of Children Abusing Drugs Act, S.A. 2005, c. P-27.5; Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. P-30.3PDF Version: Using the Coercive Power of the State to Deal with Child Prostitution and Drug Abuse Canada’s laws dealing with … Continue reading

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Sentencing under the Youth Criminal Justice Act: Are Kids Really Getting Away with Murder?

Cases Considered: R. v. T.W.T., 2008 ABCA 306; R. v. Williams, 2008 ABCA 317. PDF Version:  Sentencing under the Youth Criminal Justice Act: Are Kids Really Getting Away with Murder? The Youth Criminal Justice Act, S.C. 2002, c. 1 (YCJA), … Continue reading

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