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  • The Defence Toolkit – July 30, 2022

    This week’s top three summaries: R v LaFrance, 2022 SCC 32: #detention and 10(b), R v Greenwood, 2022 NSCA 53: aiding, Vetrovec, co-conspirators, and R v Polusmiak, 2022 PECA 8: #translation & 10(b). This week’s top case deals with the admissibility of a confession. For great general reference on th … Read more »

  • The Defence Toolkit – July 16, 2022

    This week’s top three summaries: R v Wilde, 2022 SKCA 74: excessive #intervention & insufficient #assistance, R v Laprise, 2022 SKCA 77: failure to consider #Gladue and Acc evidence, and R v MM, 2022 NSCA 46: YCJA sex assault #sentencing. This week’s top case deals with issues that arise in appellat … Read more »

  • The Defence Toolkit – July 2, 2022

    This week’s top three summaries: R v MPH, 2022 BCCA 216: uneven #scrutiny alive, R v RM, 2022 ONSC 3747: #similar fact across counts, and R v Guerra, 2022 ONSC 3445: #jury summaries & aids. This week’s top cases deal with issues that arise in cases with offences against children. For great general r … Read more »

  • The Defence Toolkit – June 25, 2022

    This week’s top three summaries: R v Schirmer, 2022 BCCA 214: #police disciplinary records, R v F(JM), 2022 MBCA 52: #youth right to #counsel, and R v Hussein, 2022 ABCA 219: #judicial notice. This week’s top case deals with credibility of police in a drug case. For great general reference on the la … Read more »

  • The Defence Toolkit – June 18, 2022

    This week’s top three summaries: R v Cowan, 2022 ONCA 432: #bias, R v DMG, 2022 NSCA 42: Benefit of #doubt, and R v WDM, 2022 SKCA 64: complainant #animus This week’s top cases deal mostly with appellate issues. For great general reference on the law of evidence, I recommend the Emond title below. I … Read more »