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Archive for August, 2015

Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book

Summaries of selected recent cases are provided each week to Slaw by Maritime Law Book. Every Sunday we present a precis of the latest summaries, a fuller version of which can be found on MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries at

This week’s summaries concern:
Civil Rights – Criminal Law

R. v. Rodgerson (J.) 2015 SCC 38
Criminal Law
Summary: The accused was charged with first degree murder and convicted of the included offence of second degree murder. The trial judge imposed a sentence of life imprisonment without eligibility for parole for 14 years. The accused appealed his conviction . . . [more]

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Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec.

PÉNAL (DROIT): L’appelant a été déclaré coupable du meurtre au second degré de son frère et de tentatives de meurtre à l’endroit de ses parents; le juge ayant omis de présenter la défense d’automatisme avec troubles mentaux au jury, la tenue d’un nouveau procès est ordonnée.

Intitulé : Carrier c. . . . [more]

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