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Docet Number 
offence 
issue
result 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
C42765
possession of counterfeit money
 Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure
 
C43462
 manslaughter
 sentence
 
C39132
 failing to provide the necessaries of life
was adult son responsible under the criminal law for his elderly parent;sentence
SCC leave refused 
C42487
 arson
 assessment of expert evidence; finding of exclusive opportunity; sentence
 
C41594
dangerous driving, drive while disqualified,
failing to remain at scene of accident
the use of demonstration video; identity; sentence
 
C42507
 aggravated assault
 self-defence
 
C39074
 sexual assault
 assessment of evidence; credibility
 
C42121
 Assault with weapon, failing to provide the necessaries of life, forcible confinement
 sentence
 
C41195 & C41299
 impaired driving causing bodily harm
 circumstantial evidence of identity; sentence
 
  Hirnschall / Canlii
C37305 & C37536
 arson
 trial fairness to unrepresented accused; conditional sentence
 
 Lacroix / Canlii
C39201
 
 
 
 H.(D.A.) / Canlii
C38614
 incest
 conditional sentence
 
  MacDonald / Canlii
C37456
 utter threat; possess weapon for dangerous purpose
 sufficiency of evidence
 
C35558
 sexual assault
 ineffective assistance of trial counsel; assessment of credibility
 
C35327 & C36241
 aggravated assault
 provocation; self defence
 
C33474
 operating a gaming house
 constitutionality of offence; aboriginal rights
 
C32758 & C32646
 attempt murder; aggravated assault;
 unlawful use of firearm
 instructions to jury; propriety of Crown’s closing address
 
C29625 & C31921
 sexual interference
 jury instruction on prior inconsistent statements
 
C34328
 
 young offender sentencing; conditional and absolute discharges
 
C33720
 break, enter and uttering threats; mischief; uttering threats; criminal harassment; failing to attend court
 sentence
 leave to appeal to SCC denied
C32967
 perjury
 sufficiency of evidence; sentence
 
C31459
 sexual assault
 jury instruction on collaboration, inconsistent statements, position of trust
 
C32050
  impaired care and control of motor vehicle
 elements of care and control
 
C31027
 Attempt murder
 intent to kill; jury instructions
 
C32048 & C31976
 sexual assault
 sentencing; young offender
 
C27253
 endangering the morals of a child
 constitutionality of the offence; Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Right to Liberty; definition or “morals”; sentence
 
C28669
 
 jury instructions; sentence
 
C30727
 arson
 
 
C24168
 
 affect of joint submissions on sentence; appropriateness of conditional discharge
 
 MacKay SCC /
 
 aggravated assault
 definition of assault; whether, on successful crown appeal against acquittal, scope of new trial can be limited
 
  Clarke
 assault with weapon
 circumstantial evidence of intent; self-defence
 Leave to appeal to SCC refused
  Katwaru (in OCA database)
 manslaughter
 jury instructions; circumstantial evidence in baby-shaking death
 
 Aleksandrowicz
 break and enter with intent to commit indictable offence; assault with weapon; sexual assault with weapon; utter death threats
 
 Leave to appeal to SCC was denied