Judge imposing sentence that exceeded range proposed by Crown — Whether framework for departure from joint submissions following guilty plea applies to contested sentencing hearings following guilty plea — Whether sentencing judge required to give notice to parties and provide further opportunity for submissions if they intend to impose sentence in excess of range proposed by Crown. — Appeal dismissed 10/27/2022. — Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Interveners.

Read the lower court decision from the BCCA here.

Read the full SCC decision here.