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December: Recent SCC Decisions

Credit to the team at Supreme Advocacy Criminal Law: Homicide Hafizi v. R., 2019 ONCA 2 (40250) The Applicant went out with friends to an Ottawa nightclub in the Byward Market. While there, they clashed with a group of men. This led to an altercation. The Applicant was told to leave the nightclub. Sixteen minutes later, …

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Consecutive Life Sentences: Cruel & Unusual Punishment or Necessary Sentencing?

Quebec Determines Consecutive Life Sentences are not Constitutional. The criminal justice system in Canada is continually evolving to be more suitable for those accused of crimes. A recent decision from Quebec has determined that consecutive life sentences are not constitutional. While this decision currently only applies to Quebec, there is a possibility that the …

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