The Practitioner's Criminal Code, 2020 Edition + E-Book
Now Includes the Latest Bill C-75 Amendments, in force July 21, 2019, September 19, 2019 and December 18, 2019.
Key Changes Include:
- a new discretionary victim surcharge provision, in force July 21, 2019
- elimination of peremptory challenges in jury selection
- streamlining of the bail system
- restricted use of preliminary inquiries
- hybridizing most indictable offenses punishable by a maximum penalty of 10 years or less
- increasing the default maximum penalty to two years or less a day of imprisonment for summary conviction offences
- and more!
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Highlights of the 2020 Edition
- Amendments to the Criminal Code up to S.C. 2018, c. 29 (Bill C-51), in force December 13, 2018, modifying certain provisions of the Criminal Code relating to sexual assault in order to clarify their application and to provide a procedure applicable to the admissibility and use of a complainant’s record when in the possession of the accused.
- Amendments to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act up to S.C. 2018, c. 16, increasing the maximum penalties for certain offences and to authorize the Minister to engage persons having technical or specialized knowledge to provide advice.
- New Cannabis Act, in force October 17, 2018
- Discussion of recent key cases such as:
- R. v. Morrison  S.C.J. No. 15 (child luring)
- R. v. Jarvis  S.C.J. No. 10 (voyeurism offence)
- R. v. Suter  S.C.J. No. 34 (sentencing in refusal to provide breath sample following causing bodily harm or death cases)
- R. v. Vice Media Canada Inc.  S.C.J. No. 53 (protection of media sources)
- R. v. Wong  S.C.J. No. 25 (withdrawal of guilty plea for unanticipated collateral consequences)
- R. v. Boudreault  S.C.J. No. 58 (Victim Fine Surcharge)
- R. v. Gubbins  S.C.J. No. 44 (disclosure of breathalyzer maintenance records)
- R. v. Chan  A.J. No. 259 (s.11(b) of Charter complexity and transitional exceptions)
- R. v. Miller  B.C.J. No. 315 (guilty plea and collateral consequences)
- R. v. Zora  B.C.J. No. 18 (mens rea of breach of recognizance)
- R. v. Scofield  B.C.J. No. 22 (minimum sentence)
- R. v. Stipo  O.J. No. 28 (disclosure of DRE rolling log)
- R. v. Markos  O.J. No. 672 (credit for pre-trial licence suspension)
- R. v. Schoer  O.J. No. 818 (forfeiture in context of large-scale Ponzi scheme)
- R. v. Gowenlock  M.J. No. 14 (jurisdiction and procedure regarding costs order against defence counsel)
- Reference re: Criminal Code (Can.) s. 487.02  N.J. No. 25 (assistance order for subscriber information)
- R. v. Durant  O.J. No. 556, (juror discharge for partiality considered)
- R. v. Ryon  A.J. No. 111 (burden of proof and R. v. W(D). suggested amendments)
- R. v. Duguay  B.C.J. No. 190 (probation conditions)
- R. v. Ball  B.C.J. No. 95 (admissibility of electronic record)
- R. v. Tsega  O.J. No. 765 (s.11(b) Charter and extraordinary remedies)
- R. v. K.G.K.  M.J. No. 24 (s.11(b) Charter and time for decision)
- R. v. Ford  A.J. No. 277 (minimum sentence)
Table of contents
Table of Cases
Glossary of Terms
Criminal Code Amendments
Criminal Code (Annotated)
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Annotated)
Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Annotated)
Youth Criminal Justice Act (Annotated)
Canada Evidence Act (Annotated)
DNA Identification Act
Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act
Criminal Records Act