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Offence of “Hit and Run” (10mins)

In Case Comments, Case Comments, Criminal Law, Legislative Reform, Mental Elements, Specific Offencesby 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 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 …

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West Jet Bomb Threats: Assessing Criminal Liability (15mins)

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In this video blog, I consider the recent bomb threats made to WestJet, and assess what types of charges an offender might face. In particular, I assess whether these types of acts constitute acts of terrorism in and of themselves. If you enjoyed this post, do me a favour and share!TwitterFacebookLinkedinTumblremail

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R vs Barabash, Child Pornography and the Private Use Exception (10mins)

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In this video blog, I consider the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision in R v Barabash, 2015 SCC 29. In addition to explaining the decision, I consider some of its ramifications for the possession of child pornography. If you enjoyed this post, do me a favour and share!TwitterFacebookLinkedinTumblremail

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