Criminal

Love an aggravating factor in murder; organized thinking contrasted with mental illness claim

Love an aggravating factor in murder; organized thinking contrasted with mental illness claim

Mother's killing of daughter was betrayal of trust, 'truly reprehensible': BC Court of Appeal

Ontario Court of Appeal overturns threshold of exceptionality in sentencing for insurance fraud

Ontario Court of Appeal overturns threshold of exceptionality in sentencing for insurance fraud

Court determined absolute discharge was appropriate after fresh analysis of mitigating factors

CBA raises concern over proposed law aiming to address COVID-19 impact on criminal court operations

CBA raises concern over proposed law aiming to address COVID-19 impact on criminal court operations

Parties' consent should serve as guiding principle to determine if accused may appear remotely: CBA

Jury decides merits of artistic purpose defence in child pornography case: Alberta Court of Appeal

Jury decides merits of artistic purpose defence in child pornography case: Alberta Court of Appeal

Trial judge should not pre-emptively decide substantial merits of defence in air of reality test

Law prohibiting defence of extreme intoxication akin to automatism unconstitutional, SCC rules

Law prohibiting defence of extreme intoxication akin to automatism unconstitutional, SCC rules

Cases in which defence applies are 'incredibly rare,' says lawyer

PEI man convicted of disturbance for mask mandate outburst allowed extension to file leave to appeal

PEI man convicted of disturbance for mask mandate outburst allowed extension to file leave to appeal

Court of Appeal recognized that self-represented accused was misled on timing