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Never miss a case using the unmatched collection of reported and unreported Criminal and related cases exclusive to WestlawNext Canada – including the Canadian Criminal Cases (the CCCs).
  • The complete collection of the CCCs back to 1898 and ongoing
  • Includes CCC classification, headnotes, and summaries written by leading experts
  • All summaries from the Weekly Criminal
  • Bulletin since 1977 and ongoing
  • The complete collection of Criminal Reports back to 1946,and ongoing

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Link directly from any section of the full-text Canadian 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
  • Annotated Tremeear’s Criminal Code and 
    Annotated Tremeear’s Related  Criminal Statutes
  • Canadian Sentencing Digest
  • Code criminal annoté
  • Crankshaw’s Criminal Code of Canada
  • Youth Criminal Justice Act Manual
 
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Current Awareness

Current events and legal developments have a large influence on the decisions you make every day. Stay informed with our comprehensive newsletters.

Police Powers Newsletters

This month’s newsletter discusses a recent case holding that a passenger is not arbitrarily detained when the vehicle they are riding in is pulled over.
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Watt’s Criminal Law and Evidence Newsletter

A mere lookout might ‘aid and abet’ – his connection to the offence need not be causative, as long as it somehow assists the perpetrator.
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Mack’s Criminal Law Bulletin

The Provincial Court of B.C. imposed a custodial sentence of 16 months for a young offender who harassed women online with threats of doxing.
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Segal’s Motor Vehicle and Impaired Driving Newsletter

The S.C.C. held the concessionaire of a toll highway cannot block licence renewal after the driver gets a discharge from bankruptcy listing outstanding tolls.
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Milligan's Criminal Law Advisor

This month’s newsletter discusses an appeal that considers as fresh evidence the defendant’s inability to appeal a deportation order arising from sentence.
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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.

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.

 
 

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