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Offence of “Hit and Run” (10mins)

In Case Comments, Case Comments, Criminal Law, Legislative Reform, Mental Elements, Specific Offences by Peter SankoffLeave a Comment

In this video blog I explore a recent decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal and its findings on section 252 – the “hit and run” section of the Criminal Code. This blog ultimately implores the federal government to reform the Code, as this section is just one of many suffering from some troublesome drafting. If you enjoyed this …

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The Life Means Life Bill (10mins)

In Criminal Law, Legislative Reform, Sentencing by Peter SankoffLeave a Comment

In this video Blog, I explain how the federal Government’s proposed “Life Means Life” bill, which imposes the new sentence of life without parole for certain types of murder, is actually going to work.  I also comment upon one of the unintended (or intended – you decide which) consequences of this Bill. If you enjoyed this post, do me a …

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