Date of this Version
Court Review, Volume 53, Issue 4 (2017)
This column will review those decisions rendered by the Supreme Court of Canada, between January 1 and November 30, 2017, that involved criminal causes or matters. In 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada considered a multitude of issues involving criminal law, including defences, evidence, and sentencing. The Court also considered the application of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Constitution Act, 1982, to various criminal-law provisions and procedures.
Let us start with the Supreme Court’s consideration in 2017 of criminal offences.