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2) Relevance

In Evidence Law, Probative Value and Prejudice, Relevance, Teaching Capsulesby Peter SankoffLeave a Comment

This Capsule explores the basic law of relevance – the prerequisite to admit all evidence. This is part of a project I am running involving the Flipped Classroom and my course on Evidence Law in Canada. If you enjoyed this post, do me a favour and share!TwitterFacebookLinkedinTumblremail

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Burden of Proving Mental Disorder (10mins)

In Burden of Proof, Case Comments, Charter of Rights & Freedoms, Core Principles, Criminal Law, Evidence Law, NCRMDby Peter SankoffLeave a Comment

In this video blog, I examine the British Columbia Supreme Court’s decision in R. v. Eligu, 2016 BCSC 1487, which addresses a constitutional challenge to section 16(4) of the Criminal Code, the clause that requires applicant’s to prove a mental disorder defence. This case revisits the Supreme Court’s 1990 decision of R. v. Chaulk. If you enjoyed this post, do …

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JR: Myths, Stereotypes and Sexual Assault (20mins)

In Case Comments, Credibility, Criminal Law, Evidence Law, Sexual Assaultby Peter SankoffLeave a Comment

In this video blog, I examine the recent decision of R v JR, 2016 ABQB 414, a decision that got considerable media coverage. The judgment of Topolniski J. overturns an acquittal from the Alberta Provincial Court, and in the process, explores key issues in the law of sexual assault, including how a complainant’s credibility should be assessed, what constitutes consent, …

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