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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 (Editor-in-Chief: Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C.)
  • All summaries from the Weekly Criminal Bulletin from 1977 - to present (Editor-in-Chief: Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C.)

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

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  • Expanded coverage of topics such as sentencing principles, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and drug offences

View Current newsletters on Canadian Criminal Cases

CriminalSource Newsletters

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

Police Powers Newsletter
This monthly newsletter, authored by Justice Michelle Fuerst, Crown Attorney Michal Fairburn and Defence Attorney Scott Fenton, provides a comprehensive look at all aspects of policing, including powers of detention, arrest, and search and seizure.
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Mack’s Criminal Law Bulletin
Authored by Assistant Crown Attorney Dallas Mack, this bi-monthly newsletter offers commentary on current issues in the criminal law. Each bulletin focuses on a particular criminal law issue, highlighting recent developments in that area.
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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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Criminal Law and Evidence Newsletter

Authored by the Honourable Justice David Watt, it provides valuable insights into criminal law and evidence, including summaries and comments on case law, key statutory developments, and commentary on current issues of interest to criminal law practitioners.    
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Milligan's Criminal Law Advisor

This monthly newsletter provides case summaries and notes of the most recent trial and appellate decisions that are of particular interest to the Canadian Defense Bar.
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Segal’s Motor Vehicle and Impaired Driving Newsletter

By former Deputy Attorney General for Ontario Murray Segal, this newsletter, updated every two weeks, discusses relevant and current motor vehicle and impaired driving cases across Canada and covers a wide range of matters.
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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.