Monthly Archives: June 2018

Slim’s Criminal Law News June 30 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

When dementia patients commit crimes: Can Canada’s justice system handle the ‘grey wave’?

By all accounts, Peter Lee lived quietly and productively for most of his life.

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Slim’s Criminal Law Update June 15 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Impaired driving legislation clears Senate without mandatory alcohol screening measures

The Liberal government’s legislation that would beef up Canada’s impaired driving laws passed third reading in the Senate, but only after senators removed random alcohol screening – a key part of the bill.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News June 10 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Criminal Laws Alone Can’t End Canada’s Domestic Violence Crisis

A woman is killed by her current or former partner every six days in Canada. Indigenous women are killed by their intimate partners at a rate eight times higher.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News June 9 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Bill aims to change way white-collar crime punished

Bill C-74, the omnibus budget implementation bill, contains provisions that propose to amend the Criminal Code to add a new system of remediation that can be triggered prior to a trial for corporations accused of offences such as bribery of public officials, frauds on government, municipal corruption, prohibited insider trading or false prospectus.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News June 8 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Trial and error: criminal justice reform

At the end of March, the Trudeau government introduced new legislation that it claims will modernize the criminal justice system, reduce court delays, reduce the overpopulation of Indigenous people in Canadian jails, clean up the Criminal Code, and ensure a broader representation of marginalized people in the court process. Bill C-75 would, it promised, “transform the criminal justice system to make it more efficient, effective, fair, and accessible.”

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