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Annotated Ontario Rules of Criminal Practice 2017 + ProView
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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:
  • 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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About the Author
Murray Segal practises as independent legal counsel, consultant, and mediator. He is also Counsel to Henein Hutchison LLP Barristers in downtown Toronto. Mr. Segal is the former Deputy Attorney General and former Chief Prosecutor of Ontario. He has prosecuted some of the most significant and challenging cases in the country, including Canada's largest white collar crime case. He is comfortable at every level of court and has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada on many occasions, arguing complex constitutional and other matters. Today, drawing on his extensive legal and executive experience, he advises and represents clients in both the public and private sectors. As a criminal law authority he has national stature, having written and lectured extensively across Canada.
Mr. Justice Rick Libman, Ph.D., was appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice in November, 1996. He is Chair of the Rule Committee of the Ontario Court of Justice. Justice Libman is the Associate Editor of Motor Vehicle Reports and co-author of Annotated Ontario Provincial Offences Act, Handling Provincial Offence Cases in Ontario, the Annotated Contraventions Act and the regulatory offences newsletter RegQuest.