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Unmatched collection of unreported and reported criminal law and related cases

  • Includes Canadian Criminal Cases (CCCs) classification, headnotes and summaries written by leading experts
  • Complete collection of the CCCs from 1898 - to present (Founding Editor-in-Chief: Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C.)
  • All summaries from the Weekly Criminal Bulletin from 1977 - to present (Founding Editor-in-Chief: Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C., 1976-2014)

Annotated Legislation provides insight and understanding of the law

Link directly from a section of the Criminal Code to detailed commentary and annotations written by Canada’s leading criminal law experts including:
  • Martin’s Annual Criminal Code and Martin’s Related Criminal Statutes by Eddie Greenspan, the Honourable Justice Marc Rosenberg and Marie Henein
  • Annotated Tremeear’s Criminal Code and Annotated Tremeear’s Related Criminal Statutes by the Honourable Mr. Justice David Watt and the Honourable Justice Michelle K. Fuerst

Premium authored commentary

Access to an enhanced collection of exclusive premium renowned commentary that now includes:

  • Tremeear's Annotated Criminal Code by Mr. Justice Watt, Madam Justice Fuerst
  • Martin's Annual Criminal Code by Edward L. Greenspan, Mr. Justice Rosenberg, Marie Henein
  • Treemear's Related Criminal Statutes by Mr. Justice Watt 
  • Martin's Related Criminal Statutes by Edward L. Greenspan, Mr. Justice Rosenberg, Marie Henein 
  • Annual Review of Criminal Law by Steve Ciyghlan, Gerry Ferguson, Lee Seshagiri
  • Canadian Criminal Code Offences by John L. Gibson, Henry Waldock 
  • Canadian Criminal Procedure by Mr. Justice Salhany, Q.C.
  • Criminal Law Evidence, Practice and Procedure by John L. Gibson, Henry Waldock
  • Criminal Law Quarterly Edited by Kent Roach 
  • Criminal Pleadings & Practice in Canada by Mr. Justice Ewaschuk 
  • Disclosure and Production in Criminal Cases by Murray D. Segal 
  • Drug Offences in Canada by Bruce MacFarlene, Robert Frater, Chantal Proulx 
  • McWilliams' Canadian Criminal Evidence by Mr. Justice Hill, David Tanovich, Louis Strezos 
  • Sentencing: The Practitioner's Guide by Gary Clewly, Paul McDermott, Rachel Young
  • Watt's Manual of Criminal Evidence by Mr. Justice Watt 
  • Youth Criminal Justice Act Manual by Madam Justice Bloomenfeld  

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CriminalSource Newsletters

Stay current on the most recent developments and consult with pre-eminent authorities in the field.

Police Powers Newsletter
This month's newsletter discusses several recent cases, including the exclusion of evidence under s. 24 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Authored by Justice Michelle Fuerst, Crown Attorney Michal Fairburn and Defence Attorney Scott Fenton.
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Mack’s Criminal Law Bulletin

Assistant Crown Attorney Dallas Mack discusses several cases on the impact of encrypted information in police investigation and its role in criminal cases. Read the case R. v. Beauchamp or download the full newsletter.
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For the Defence (the Criminal Lawyers’ Association Newsletter)
For the Defence is a strong voice for criminal lawyers and everyone concerned with the quality of criminal justice. Articles feature the various perspectives of criminal law experts in plain language, on the most talked about topics of the day.
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Watt's Criminal Law and Evidence Newsletter

Justice David Watt highlights cases that include threats of violence, dangerous offenders and treatment order in this week's newsletter. 
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Milligan's Criminal Law Advisor
This week's newsletter discusses a recent appeal case that finds that evidence of impairment is insufficient to support conviction for impaired driving.  
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Segal’s Motor Vehicle and Impaired Driving Newsletter

Murray D. Segal discusses different cases dealing with “over 80”, failure to remain at the scene of an accident and Immediate Roadside Prohibitions.
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Cournoyer-Ouimet en bref

The newsletter provides monthly updates on the most recent developments in case law, as summarized by the Honourable Guy Cournoyer, Superior Court of Quebec judge and by Me Gilles Ouimet. The newsletter will also provide you with access to references to relevant doctrine and a section informing you of essential legislative changes in criminal and penal matters.