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Offence of “Hit and Run” (10mins)

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

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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 …