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  • Explore how legislative updates to the Criminal Code section 320.31(1)(a) lead to substantial changes to both substantive and procedural impaired driving law. In examining the question about certifiable alcohol standards, this presentation reviews the decisions of numerous cases under both the old and new legislation. This on-demand program was originally presented as an in-person program in November, 2019. Total running time is 33 minutes.
  • Discuss different methods for obtaining blood samples and changes to legislation in relation to blood evidence, including demands, warrants, presumptions, and certificates. This on-demand program was originally presented as an in-person program in November, 2019. Total running time is 35 minutes.
  • Discuss Bill C-46’s introduction of the term “conveyance” into impaired driving legislation under the Criminal Code. Review 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 on-demand program was originally presented as an in-person program in November, 2019. Total running time is 40 minutes.
  • Consider the implications of the change in wording of a refusal charge under section 320.15 of the Criminal Code. Examine the elements of a refusal charge and what the Crown needs to prove. Identify the conflicting lines of jurisprudence related to proof of mens rea, and explore what may be constituted as a reasonable excuse for non-compliance. This on-demand program was originally presented at an in-person program in November, 2019. Total running time is 27 minutes.
  • This paper provides a brief outline of charter notices and voir dires from Hon. Judge R. Shaigec of the Provincial Court of Alberta (Criminal Division). 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.  
  • This paper explores how legislative updates to the Criminal Code section 320.31(1)(a) lead to substantial changes to both substantive and procedural impaired driving law. In examining the question about certifiable alcohol standards, this paper reviews the decisions of numerous cases under both the old and new legislation. 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.  
  • 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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    This paper discusses the implications of the change in wording of a refusal charge under section 320.15 of the Criminal Code. The paper examines the elements of a refusal charge and what the Crown needs to prove. It identifies the conflicting lines of jurisprudence related to proof of mens rea, and it explores what may be constituted as a reasonable excuse for non-compliance. 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.  
  • Develop confidence and competence in handling criminal law matters. Explore criminal procedure principles from preliminary matters to trials to sentencing. This on-demand program was originally presented as an in-person program in September 2018. Total running time 4 hours, 28 minutes.
  • This paper provides an introduction to criminal law procedure in provincial court. It provides an overview of docket court, including elections, publication bans, and jurisdiction. It also discusses criminal trials and sentencing, and highlights procedures and relevant legislative provisions to be aware of when appearing on criminal matters in provincial court. 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.