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

Canadian law can’t punish some peacekeepers for sex misconduct abroad — and the UN isn’t happy about it

When the United Nations launched an investigation into the allegation that a Canadian peacekeeper had sexually assaulted a Haitian woman in early 2013, the file landed on the desk of Rob Hotston.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Aug 6 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

What’s wrong with America’s criminal justice system? 6 questions for an expert

With nearly 2.3 million prisoners behind bars, the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Rachel Barkow, who served on the U.S. Sentencing Commission from 2013 to 2019, examines how we got to this point and what can be done to help reform the country’s justice system.

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

Blame my brain: A killer’s bold defense gets a court hearing

Anthony Blas Yepez didn’t deny beating an elderly man to death in Santa Fe, New Mexico, six years ago in a fit of rage. But after learning that he had a rare genetic abnormality linked to sudden violent outbursts, he argued for leniency, saying he wasn’t fully in control of himself when he committed the crime.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Apr 6 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Man charged for sharing New Zealand shooting video — could this happen in Canada?

New Zealand police on Monday said any possession or sharing of a video showing the fatal terrorist attack against two mosques in Christchurch has been classed as an offence.

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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 Feb 24 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

The impossible position: Canada’s attorney-general cannot be our justice minister

Liberal MP Jody Wilson-Raybould, former Canadian justice minister, speaks in the interim House of Commons in the West Block on Parliament Hill on Feb. 20, 2019.The arcane details and nuances of Canadian law rarely become the matter of national debate. But legal terms of art such as deferred prosecution agreements, solicitor-client privilege and the Shawcross doctrine have become instruments of political analysis and rhetoric amid reports that Jody Wilson-Raybould, then the justice minister and attorney-general of Canada, was pressed by the Prime Minister’s Office to resolve criminal charges against Montreal firm SNC-Lavalin.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Dec 7 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Feds reject push to amend Criminal Code to outlaw forced sterilization

OTTAWA– The Liberal government does not plan to change the Criminal Code to explicitly outlaw coerced sterilization — rejecting a resolution passed byFirst Nations chiefs on Thursday.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Dec 6 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

COMMENTARY:On impaired driving, the Liberals’ left hand has no clue what the right is doing

Do you ever get the feeling that the federal Liberals’ left hand hasn’t the slightest idea what its right hand is doing? Like, not the first clue?

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 18 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Canada’s rushed rollout of legal cannabis has been a gift to the illegal market

Officially, the Liberal Party wanted to legalize marijuana in order to remove the “criminal organizations, street gangs and gun-runners” associated with the drug, as Justin Trudeau put in a pithy bit of hyperbole during the 2015 election campaign.

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