Season 7 Recap & Third Party Records in Sexual Assault Trials

Season 7 Recap & Third Party Records in Sexual Assault Trials

The release of British Columbia (Attorney General) v. Council of Canadians with Disabilities, 2022 SCC 27 on June 23, 2022 marked the end of season 7. Our next season will begin in September. Before we get to the decision summary for last week’s decision and the preview of this week’s decisions, here’s a recap of season 7 which ran for nine months:

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Equitable Remedies for Tax Mistakes

Equitable Remedies for Tax Mistakes

On Friday, June 17, 2022, the Supreme Court of Canada is releasing its decision in Collins Family Trust v. Canada (Attorney General). At issue is the availability of the equitable remedy of rescission to unwind transactions that gave rise to unintended tax consequences.

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Prohibiting the Defence of Extreme Intoxication

Prohibiting the Defence of Extreme Intoxication

On Friday, May 13, 2022, the Supreme Court of Canada is releasing its decisions in R. v. Brown and R. v. Sullivan. These two appeals were heard about a month apart in the fall. Brown is an as-of-right appeal and Sullivan is by leave. Both cases deal with s. 33.1 of the Criminal Code, which removes the defence of non-mental disorder automatism when the accused’s state of psychosis is caused by self-induced intoxication.

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