Martin's Annual Criminal Code, 2020 Edition (Print + ProView)

Marie Henein; The Honourable Mr. Justice Marc Rosenberg; Edward Greenspan; Marie Henein

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Martin's Annual Criminal Code continues to deliver excellent value with the highest quality content.

Fully annotated by three of Canada's most respected criminal law experts, Martin's Annual Criminal Code continues to deliver the excellent value with the highest quality content. This text references thousands of reported and unreported cases in a practical and accessible format.

Other valuable features of Martin's Annual Criminal Code include:

  • Additional case law supplements, annotated by the author team, on the most pertinent case law developments that have subsequently occurred since the publication of the annual edition
  • All Acts fully annotated with an extensive body of case law
  • Practical and easy-to-use format regularly referred to in court
  • Forms of charges for the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, as well as a quick-reference offence grid
  • Concordance with recent amendments
  • e-Notes containing legislative changes, directly emailed to subscribers as they become available (free of charge)

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Case law highlights

  • R. v. Carson (2018 SCC) – A “matter of business” relates to the government if it depends on government action or could be facilitated by the government. These include publicly funded commercial transactions for which the government could impose or amend terms and conditions that would favour one vendor over others.
  • R. v. G.T.D. (2018 SCC) – Where the accused has already invoked his right to counsel, asking “do you wish to say anything?” at the conclusion of a standard police caution breaches the duty to “hold off” articulated in Prosper, supra, and amounts to a violation of the right to counsel.
  • R. v. Mamouni (2017 Alta CA) – The members of the panel differed on whether the time taken by a trial judge in rendering reasons for judgment counts as delay for s. 11(b) purposes, or whether such delay might amount to “exceptional circumstances” in an appropriate case.
  • R. v. Jarvis (2017 Ont CA) – A “reasonable expectation of privacy” within s. 162 (1) will generally mean that the complainant must be in the kind of place where privacy is expected. The offence was therefore not made out where the accused teacher had videotaped clothed students in a public place for a sexual purpose.
  • R. v. Niemi (2017 Ont CA) – As long as the murder and sexual assault are part of the same transaction, it makes no difference that the death preceded the sexualized conduct.
  • SPCA Montérégie v. Langelier (2017 Que CA) – No appeal lies against an initial decision returning a thing seized to its owner pursuant to s. 490 (1)(a).
  • R. v. Piapot (2017 Sask CA) – The risk of re-offending must be a risk of violent re-offending to justify a long-term offender designation.

Legislative highlights

Features all of the latest legislative amendments, including:

  • An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code, S.C. 2017, c. 13 amended the Criminal Code definition of “identifiable group” in s. 318(4) and also amended the principles that a court shall take into consideration on sentencing to include evidence that the offence was motivated by bias, prejudice, or hate based on gender identity or expression.
  • The Journalistic Sources Protection Act, S.C. 2017, c. 22, amended the Criminal Code requirements for the issuance of a search warrant relating to a journalist.
  • An Act to amend the Criminal Code (mischief), S.C. 2017, c. 23 amends the Criminal Code offence of mischief in relation to religious property.

The Schedules to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act were amended by the following:

  • SOR/2017-249
  • SOR/2017-275
  • SOR/2017-277

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