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The Richard Suter Case: Should You Refuse a Lawful Breath Sample Demand? (15mins)

In Case Comments, Case Comments, Criminal Law, Sentencing, Specific Offencesby Peter SankoffLeave a Comment

The Richard Suter case has been the subject of big news in Edmonton. Suter caused a terrible tragedy when he drove his Jeep through the window of a restaurant patio, killing a 2.5 year old boy. Suter was recently sentenced to the “light” sentence of four months in prison for unlawfully failing to provide a breath sample when he knew that …

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The Life Means Life Bill (10mins)

In Criminal Law, Legislative Reform, Sentencingby 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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