Constitutionality of Sex Offender Registries for the NCR

Constitutionality of Sex Offender Registries for the NCR

On Friday, November 20, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada is releasing its decision in Ontario (Attorney General) v. G. At issue is the constitutionality of Christopher’s Law, which requires persons to be registered on the sex offender registry even where they were found not criminally responsible on an account of mental disorder (“NCR”) for sexual offences and discharged absolutely by a review board.

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Applying Charter s. 12 to Corporations & Pure Economic Loss

Applying Charter s. 12 to Corporations & Pure Economic Loss

The Supreme Court of Canada is releasing two very interesting appeal judgments this week. On Thursday, November 5, 2020, the SCC is releasing its decision in 9147-0732 Québec inc. v. Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales. At issue is whether s. 12 of the Charter (cruel and unusual treatment or punishment) applies to legal persons such as corporations.

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