Fully annotated by three of Canada’s most respected criminal law experts, Martin’s Annual Criminal Code continues to deliver excellent value with the highest quality content.
Widely used and regularly cited in courtrooms, Martin's Annual Criminal Code, 2022 Edition references thousands of reported and unreported cases in a practical and accessible format. It also features:
- Full annotations of the Criminal Code of Canada, the Canada Evidence Act, the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act, the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and excerpts from the Constitution Act, 1982
- 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 grid
- Concordance with recent amendments
- e-Notes: emailed to subscribers directly, containing legislative changes as they become available
- Additional case law supplements for subscribers, annotated by the author team, on the most pertinant case law developments that occur after the publication of the annual edition
Whats New in this edition:
- Ahmad v. R., 2020 SCC 11 – The Supreme Court of Canada held that, where police call a number suspected to be connected to a crime, they cannot offer an opportunity to commit an offence to the person who answers the call without first having formed reasonable suspicion that that person is engaged in criminal activity.
- Quebec (Attorney General) v. 9147-0732 Québec inc., 2020 SCC 32 – According to the Supreme Court of Canada, s. 12 of the Charter does not protect corporations from cruel and unusual treatment or punishment.
- R. v. R.V., 2021 SCC 10 – The Crown may seek to reconcile seemingly inconsistent verdicts, such as a conviction for sexual interference coupled with an acquittal for sexual assault charges involving the same event, by establishing a legal error in the jury instructions that had material bearing on the acquittal and not on the conviction, and by showing that the jury did not indeed find the accused both guilty and not guilty of the same conduct.
- T.J.M. v. R., 2021 SCC 6 – The Supreme Court of Canada held a superior court justice to have jurisdiction to hear and decide an application for judicial interim release brough by a young person in Youth Criminal Justice Act proceedings – such jurisdiction is held concurrently with the judges of the designated youth court of the province.
- Zora v. R., 2020 SCC 14 – According to the Supreme Court of Canada, the Crown must prove that the accused had breached a condition of an undertaking, recognizance or order knowingly or recklessly – this offence has a subjective mens rea.
New amendments to the Criminal Code and other legislation featured in Martins Annual Criminal Code, 2022 Edition, include those introduced by the following:
- An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), S.C. 2021, c. 2 (former Bill C-7) (subs. 1(2.1) to come into force March 17, 2023)
- An Act to amend the Judge’s Act and the Criminal Code, S.C. 2021, c. 8 (former Bill C-3)
- Canada Regulation 2021-44 (to come into force March 31, 2022), which aims to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.