Martin's Related Criminal Statutes, 2020-2021 Edition (Print + ProView)

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Thoroughly cross-referenced and updated annually, Martin's Related Criminal Statutes contains a winning combination of insight and information.

With annotations by: Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C., The Honourable Mr. Justice Marc Rosenberg, and Marie Henein

Martin's Related Criminal Statutes, 2019-2020 Edition is fully annotated by three of Canada's preeminent authorities on criminal law. Available in print and online in CriminalSource, it includes updated non-Criminal Code statutes and related case law. Thoroughly cross-referenced and updated annually, this book contains a winning combination of insight and information.

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Case Law Highlights

  • According to Alberta’s Court of Appeal, texts between spouses are not protected by spousal communication privilege: R. v. Cuthill, 2018 ABCA 321.
  • An accused cannot be cross-examined on criminal charges resulting in a discharge, unless the accused has put his or her character at issue: R. v. Gill, 2018 BCCA 11.
  • The Supreme Court of Canada held that ss. 37 and 37.1 of the Canada Evidence Act empower the Crown to object to the disclosure of confidential and privileged information, on public interest grounds, without necessarily interfering with the constitutional rights of the accused: R. v. Brassington, 2018 SCC 37.
  • According to the Supreme Court of Canada, the Crown or Her Majesty in Right of Canada does not extend to executive actors exercising legislative powers: Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada (Governor General), 2018 SCC 40.
  • “[R]emoval from custody” of seized items following a finding of no contravention of the Customs Act merely lifts the seizure, and offers no exemption from additional or changed export requirements that may have changed during the items’ time in custody: Master Tech Inc. v. Canada (Ministry of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), 2019 FCA 4.
  • The Court of Appeal for Ontario held s. 490.013(2.1) of the Criminal Code, which mandates a lifetime SOIRA registration for those convicted of an enumerated offense and those found not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder, not to have violated the s. 7 Charter rights of an accused: R. v. R.L., 2018 ONCA 282.


Legislative Highlights

The edition features recent amendments, including those to the following statutes and regulations:

  • Cannabis Act
  • Competition Act
  • Corrections and Conditional Release Act
  • Criminal Records Act
  • Customs Act
  • Federal Courts Act
  • Firearms Act
  • Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act
  • Seized Property Management Act
  • Sex Offender Information Registration Act

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