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 cases.slaw.ca.
This week’s summaries concern:
R. v. Steele (J.M.) 2014 SCC 61
Summary: The accused was convicted of robbery. The Crown applied for remand of the accused for an assessment under s. 752.1 of the Criminal Code to be used as evidence in support of an application by the Crown to have the accused declared a dangerous or long-term offender. The Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench, in a decision reported at 267 Man.R.(2d) 91, dismissed the application for remand, holding that while the character of the threat of violence was …