Canadian’s views on sentencing

One of our recent blog posts addressed mandatory minimum sentences. Researching that post lead to the discovery of the National Justice Survey 2017: Issues in Canada’s Criminal Justice System. A review of the survey is certainly recommended but a few highlights are...

Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

A salacious headline caught my attention but the substance of the case ended up being much more noteworthy. In R. v. Koenig the Provincial Court found the mandatory minimum sentence for the offence of child luring unconstitutional resulting in the youthful accused...

4/20 and Marijuana Legalization

The annual festivities surrounding 4/20 served as a reminder of both the developments in relation to the legalization of marijuana and the many issues which remain to be addressed. Legalization Adults (over 18) in BC are able to: possess up to 30 grams of legal...

Distracted Driving

Though legislation will outline an offence, the courts will end up clarifying the scope of the offence. Inevitably when a new offence is created various cases will allow the courts to comment on the elements of the offence and address factual scenarios which either...
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