Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 5 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

As a Crown prosecutor, I saw how our justice system traumatizes Indigenous people

Slim’s Comment: An insider’s view into the treatment of indigenous people by the criminal justice system.

The criminal justice system is not working. When it comes to Indigenous offenders, we are making the situation worse.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 4 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

The Case for Race-Based Sentencing

Slim’s Comment Although all are considered equal before the law, perhaps it is time to recognize that we should not all receive the same treatment from the law.

In a case that could change how judges punish Black people, Ontario’s top court will soon decide how much systemic racism should be taken into account when sentencing.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Oct 31 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

The Supreme Court in R v Jordan (and the following cases) forcefully encouraged the government to take action on the problem of delays, yet it seems that we are not really moving forwards.

Battling delays, gridlock in criminal justice system

Police report crime in Canada based on the Crime Severity Index, an index which includes all Criminal Code and federal statute offences, increased for the fourth consecutive year since 2014. Over two million reports of Criminal Code incidents, with the exclusion of the Highway Traffic Act ones, were reported in 2018, about 69,800 more incidents than in 2017. The increase in the Crime Severity Index indicates more cases will be before the courts. Systemic delays in the Canadian Superior Courts of Justice will most probably follow into the courts of justice.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Oct 29 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Criminal Code changes further complicate, delay historical Nova Scotia sex-offence case

Changes to the Criminal Code of Canada have further complicated an already difficult court case involving a former teacher facing 91 historical sex-related offences.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Oct 27 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

A lawyers’ association is challenging constitutionality in Bissonnette’s sentencing

MONTREAL — An attorney’s association was granted intervener status in Quebec City Mosque killer Alexandre Bissonette’s sentencing appeal proceedings.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Oct 26 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Criminal justice reform can’t only enact neutral policies. It must reverse years of racist ones.

Whether it’s in a courtroom that doesn’t provide adequate defense or a classroom where minor infractions yield major punishments, Black people are still marked by a criminal justice system that was built against them.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Oct 20 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Supreme Court rules Canadian judges have been too soft on punishment for 30 years www.montrealcriminallaw.com

The Supreme Court says Canadian judges have been too soft on punishment for 30 years in giving offenders the lowest possible sentence that applied at any time between their crime and the sentencing.

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