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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 Sankoff

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.

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The Travis Vader Verdict (30mins)

In Case Comments, Case Comments, Charter of Rights & Freedoms, Criminal Law, Homicide, Mental Elements, Procedural Issues by Peter Sankoff

Thirty Minutes! I promise not to go this long again, but there was a lot to say here, and a fair bit of legal complexity.  After Thomas J.’s stunning decision to convict Travis Vader using an unconstitutional section of the Criminal Code, most people are wondering, “what’s going to happen to the conviction?”  There are a lot of potential legal …