Monthly Archives: March 2019

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

Criminal law at core of SNC-Lavalin affair rarely appears in Canadian courts

The criminal law at the heart of the SNC-Lavalin saga dogging the federal Liberals has led to charges in just seven cases in 20 years, leading some to call for a review of the legislation and additional resources for investigators.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Mar 17 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

SCC strikes down ‘reasonable belief’ requirement in Criminal Code for child-luring cases

The Supreme Court of Canada today set aside the conviction of a man charged with child luring on the internet and ordered a new trial. The case marked the first time the Supreme Court looked at whether the child-luring provisions of the Criminal Code violated the Charter; the high court decided that it did in declaring the “presumption of belief” regarding age contained in the provisions to be of no force and effect.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Mar 16 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Why court photos of the alleged New Zealand mosque shooter’s face are blurred

Court photos of the man accused in the Christchurch mosque terror attack have been altered not to show his face due to an order from a New Zealand judge.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Mar 13 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

California death penalty suspended; 737 inmates get stay of execution

LOS ANGELES — Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a moratorium on capital punishment on Wednesday, granting a temporary reprieve for the 737 inmates on the state’s death row, the largest in the Western Hemisphere.

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

#MeToo: Rape myths continue to prevent justice for sexual assault survivors

A new Canadian law intended to empower sexual assault complainants in the #MeToo era looks good on paper, but is not likely to remove major obstacles for women seeking justice.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Mar 3 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

A deferred prosecution agreement is not what you think it is

A few months ago, Via Rail awarded a $989-million contract to Siemens to provide the 32 trainsets that will replace its fleet for Canada’s busiest rail corridor – representing at least a tacit endorsement from this Crown corporation of Canada for the German multinational. And why not? It is one of the world’s largest electrical engineering companies, after all.

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