A necessary reference for annotations of the Ontario Rules of Criminal Practice
This text annotates the Ontario Rules of Criminal Practice relating to applications for extraordinary remedies and criminal trial and appeal proceedings. It also includes the full text of the Criminal Appeal Rules and the Superior Court of Justice Rules.
NEW IN THE 2017 EDITION:
This year, as in all previous years, all of the statutes, rules, regulations, and related material referenced in the work have been reviewed, revised, and updated as necessary.
Some updated statutory and other highlights include:
- New Court of Appeal Scheduling and Case Management Guidelines for Criminal Appeals
- Updated Superior Court Practice Direction, including new sections on publication bans
- New Practice Directions for the Ontario Court of Justice on special Bail Hearing Courts and Judicial Criminal Pre-trial Best Practices
Some highlights from the recent case law include:
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- R. v. Fercan Developments – Costs awarded following unsuccessful forfeiture application.
- R. v. Podolski – Limits on accused' s ability to challenge informant privilege on appeal.
- R. v. Scott – Charter rulings are interlocutory in nature and therefore not final orders.
- R. v. Boutilier – Constitutional validity of s. 753(1).
- R. v. Ansari – Extension of time to appeal sentence granted when retrospective change to citizenship laws resulted in potential revocation of citizenship.
- R. v. Hartman – Review of cogency requirement for introducing fresh evidence.
- Latouche (Re) – Fresh evidence concerning events that postdate a disposition order of the Review Board may be admitted "where the evidence is trustworthy and touches on the issue of risk to public safety".
- R. v. W.(T.) – Convictions stayed and new trial ordered because of recording device failure.
- R. v. Sidhu – Appellant convicted of serious criminal offence may appropriately be released on bail pending appeal if likelihood that appeal will succeed is greater than likelihood it will fail.
- R. v. St.-Cloud – Factors to be considered on review of decision to order pre-trial release.
- R. v. Forcillo – Application to change venue denied in trial of accused police officer.
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