June 13th, 2019

Alberta Review Board Failed To Consider “least restrictive” Option On Not Criminally Responsible Review – R v W.C.R., 2019 Alberta Court Of Appeal

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Appellant was under supervision of the Alberta Review Board (ARB) for approximately four years after being found NCR for arson committed at age 16. Appellant argued that the treatment team’s recommendations did not correctly state the legal test, and did not address whether he was a “significant threat to the safety of the public”, and … Read More.

December 29th, 2017

R v EJB, 2017 Calgary Queen’s Bench – Minimum Sentence For Sexual Exploitation Overturned

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Issue regarding constitutionality of the 1-year mandatory minimum sentence for sexual exploitation under s 153(1.1)(a) CC where Crown proceeds by indictment. 35-year old accused engaged in sexual relations with 16-year old niece (related through marriage) living with his family. Complainant had initiated the sexual relationship. Held: s 153(1.1) (a) CC violates s 12 of the … Read More.