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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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Bill C-246: Amendments to Canada’s Cruelty to Animals Provision (35mins)

In Animal Law, Cruelty, Law Reform, Video Blogs by Peter Sankoff

In this video blog, I address some recent critique of Bill C-246, which aims to amend the animal cruelty provisions in the Criminal Code. The critique was written by Robert Sopuck, MP. In this video blog, I explain why the majority of criticisms don’t actually hold up to critical examination. In fact, many of them are downright preposterous.