Criminal Law

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  • Entering Wiretap Evidence at Trial

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    This paper was drawn from materials presented at the Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Proceeds seminar held in February 2012. It is designed as a starting point for counsel when faced with prosecuting or defending a wiretap case, assisting in identifying non-Charter issues.

    Length: 13 Pages

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  • Evidence of Prior Sexual Activity in Criminal Cases Involving Sexual Offences

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    This paper discusses the admission of evidence of a complainant’s prior sexual activity in sexual assault cases. It provides an overview of the relevant legislation, and highlights the two-step application process to introduce evidence of prior sexual activity. The paper also discusses the production of third party records in sexual assault cases, including the steps required to bring an application compelling production and rights of appeal.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Criminal Procedure Fundamentals program in Calgary on September 21, 2018 and in Edmonton on September 28, 2018.

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  • Federalism Still Matters: The Securities Reference Case

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    This paper examines the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Reference Re Securities Act that the draft legislation, proposing a single federal regulator, was unconstitutional. After briefly outlining the reasons behind the Supreme Court’s ruling followed by an overview of the draft legislation and the Court’s methodology for testing the validity of federal power, this paper concludes by explaining the Court’s rationale for deciding against the draft and proposing three immediate lessons from this particular case.

    This paper was presented at the Constitutional Law Symposium in September 2012.

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  • Forensic DNA Issues

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    After providing a brief outline of the science of forensic DNA typing, this paper goes on to discuss DNA interpretation, population databases, identification of bodily fluids, disclosure requests (relating to DNA), contamination, and unknown DNA profiles in human remains.

    This paper was presented at the Blood, Sweat, and Tears Seminar in March 2013.

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  • Giving ‘til it Bleeds: Blood Evidence in Driving Cases

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    This paper provides a brief overview of the relevant statutory provisions, together with some useful case references to provide practitioners with guidance when litigating blood sample cases. The paper discusses section 256 of the Criminal Code (“Warrant to Obtain Blood Sample”) to provide a useful backdrop against which the second 264 (3) demand and hospital seizures can be viewed.

    This paper was presented at the Blood, Sweat, and Tears Seminar in March 2013.

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  • High Times at Cannabis High: Bill C-45 and the “Legalization” of Marijuana

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    This paper discusses the implications of Bill C-45 and the legalization of marijuana in criminal law. It discusses new possession and distribution offences and penalties. It also discusses the concept of “illicit cannabis.” Amendments to Bill C-45 are also highlighted and discussed.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Legalization of Marijuana program in Edmonton on May 17, 2018 and in Calgary on May 24, 2018.

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  • If at First You Don’t Succeed: Relitigating Charter Claims

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    This paper provides a brief canvass of the history and rationale for the theory of stare decisis, distinguishes its variants of precedent (horizontal and vertical), and highlights the role precedent played in Canada v Bedford and Carter v Canada, among other recent cases. The author concludes with some observations of the factors which appear to drive courts to overturn previously settled jurisprudence.

    This paper was presented at the Constitutional Law Symposium in September 2012.

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  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Justice Encounters

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    This paper provides an overview of potential immigration consequences that criminal lawyers should be aware of for their clients. It considers the consequences of a charge, conviction, or conditional discharge for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and foreign nationals with work permits, study permits, or visitor status. It also provides practical tips for criminal defence counsel with clients facing potential immigration consequences.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Intersection of Immigration and Criminal Law program in Edmonton on February 2, 2018 and in Calgary on February 9, 2018.

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  • Immigration Offences in Canada

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    This paper provides an overview of offences relevant in an immigration context, with references to governing legislation and applicable case law. Four types of immigration offences are discussed: unlawful entry, document offences, fraud-related offences, and general offences.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Intersection of Immigration and Criminal Law program in Edmonton on February 2, 2018 and in Calgary on February 9, 2018.

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  • Impaired Driving (Program Materials)

    Review new legislation surrounding impaired driving, including driving under the influence of alcohol and driving under the influence of cannabis. Discuss questionable elements of the new law, analyze blood sample cases, and consider the future of impaired driving litigation in the age of Jordan and the new legislation.

  • Impaired Driving and Bill C-46 Amendments: Just What is a Conveyance, Anyway?

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    Author: Marlo MacGregor

    This paper discusses Bill C-46’s introduction of the term “conveyance” into impaired driving legislation under the Criminal Code. It reviews how definitions of a motor vehicle, vessel, aircraft, or railway equipment have impacted decisions in past case law and offers 3 points to consider with the switch to the general “conveyance” definition.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Impaired Driving program in Calgary on October 25, 2019 and in Edmonton on November 1, 2019.

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  • Impaired Driving: Care or Control

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    This paper is a case study of R v Flight, 2012 ABQV 285, a successful summary conviction appeal by the Crown from a trial acquittal. The author, defence counsel at trial and on appeal, provides excerpts of the appeal memoranda and Court of Appeal decision to demonstrate the intricacies of a typical care or control case.

    This paper was presented at the Impaired Driving – The Changing Landscape seminar held in September 2012.

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