Category Archives: Charter of Rights and Freedoms

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

Bissonnette judge’s ‘unusual’ sentencing decision likely to be appealed: experts

MONTREAL — A Quebec judge’s “unusual” decision to modify the Criminal Code as he sentenced six-time murderer Alexandre Bissonnette to a life sentence with no possibility of parole for 40 years highlights the ongoing legal debate over consecutive life sentences in Canada, according to legal experts.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Aug 28 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Solitary confinement violates charter right to life, liberty, security: lawyer

Solitary confinement is a cruel and inhumane punishment with “truly horrific” consequences including severe psychological harm and suicide, a lawyer said Monday in arguing the law allowing the practice in Canada must be struck down.

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

Fixing mandatory minimum penalties a way to cut court backlogs: minister

GATINEAU, Que. — Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says she intends to introduce the first legislative amendments to mandatory minimum sentences this spring, starting to reverse dozens of changes made by the former Conservative government during its decade in power.

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

The Charter at 35: The police reined in by rights

When a patrolling police officer saw two people driving away from a suspected “crack house” on a December night in 1989, he decided to follow; He eventually pulled the vehicle over several blocks away.

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