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Criminal Law: Historical Sexual Offences

R. v. Savard, 2016 QCCA 380 (36908) Judgment rendered April 3, 2017
Convictions for sexual offences upheld (4:1).

Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017

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Insurance in Québec: Exclusions; Police Chases

Desjardins Financial Security Life Assurance Company v. Émond, 2016 QCCA 161 (36919) Judgment rendered March 31, 2017
Civil Code art. 2402 applies only to indictable offences.

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Criminal Law: Role of Courts of Appeal

R. v. S.B., 2016 NLCA 20 (37042) Judgment rendered March 22, 2017
Courts of Appeal not to draw own conclusions re strength/significance of evidence.

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

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Criminal Law: Search Warrant Disclosure

R. v. McKay, 2016 BCCA 391 (37315)
What has to be disclosed re search warrants.
(Oral hearing ordered)

Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017

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Criminal Law: Sexual Assault Causing Bodily Harm

R. v. Olotu, 2016 SKCA 84 (37167) Judgment rendered Feb. 23, 2017
Conviction upheld, appeal dismissed; “substantially” for the reasons of Jackson. J.A., and no Beaudry error.

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017

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Criminal Law: K.G.B. Statements

R. v. Brown, 2016 ABCA 192 (37153) Judgment rendered Feb. 21, 2017
K.G.B. statements herein admissible.

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Criminal Law: Alibis; Similar Fact

R. v. Clifford2016 BCCA 336 (37140) Judgment rendered Feb. 20, 2017
Appeal dismissed “substantially for the reasons of Willcock J.A.” in the C.A.

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Criminal Law: Party to an Offence

R. v. Natewayes, 2015 SKCA 120 (36793) Judgment rendered Jan. 23, 2017
Driving colleagues to and from crimes makes one a party to same (here, manslaughter).

Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017

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Criminal Law: Officially Induced Error of Law

R. v. Bédard2016 QCCA 807 (37071) Judgment rendered Jan. 23, 2017
Conditions for officially induced error of law defence not met here.

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Criminal Law: Telewarrants

R. v. Clark, 2015 BCCA 488 (36813) Judgment rendered Jan. 19, 2017
Process to obtain telewarrant upheld.

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