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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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