Tag: Criminal Code of Canada

Using Rhymes to Prove Crimes: “Murder Was the Case That They Gave Me”.…So Was Gun Possession, Drug Trafficking and Gang Association[1]

Using Rhymes to Prove Crimes: “Murder Was the Case That They Gave Me”.…So Was Gun Possession, Drug Trafficking and Gang Association[1]

| April 22, 2018 | 1 Comment

In Canada, there were 2,142,545 criminal violations in 2016.[2]More than half of those, 1,163,647, were property-related crimes like breaking and entering buildings, stealing vehicles worth more than $5000, shoplifting items valued at under $5000 and possessing stolen property.[3] Violent crimes represented a much smaller part of the Canadian crime picture totalling 381,594 or just under […]

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R. v. Shiwprashad: Another Tale of Non-Citizens in the Canadian Criminal Justice System – Conclusion

R. v. Shiwprashad: Another Tale of Non-Citizens in the Canadian Criminal Justice System – Conclusion

| November 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

[Part 1 introduced the unfortunate circumstances of Mr. Shiwprashad, a permanent resident on a stay of deportation who pleaded guilty to robbing his mother for $40. His robbery conviction triggered cancellation of they stay and deportation by immigration authorities. He appealed his robbery conviction to the Court of Appeal for Ontario, essentially claiming that his […]

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R. v. Shiwprashad: Another Tale of Non-Citizens in the Canadian Criminal Justice System – Part 1

R. v. Shiwprashad: Another Tale of Non-Citizens in the Canadian Criminal Justice System – Part 1

| November 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Imagine it. You came to Canada from Guyana as a very young adult. You’ve been a permanent resident (or, using the former term, a “landed immigrant”) for almost a quarter century. But during that period, you’ve been found guilty of various criminal offences at a rate of about 1.6 crimes per year. Your last offence […]

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Sports, Cheating and Betting:  Thinking About the Court of Appeal Decision in R. v. Riesberry

Sports, Cheating and Betting: Thinking About the Court of Appeal Decision in R. v. Riesberry

| October 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

If people vote with their dollars, then gambling (legal and illegal) has won the election by a landslide. In a dollar democracy that probably means sports betting is the leading candidate for president. Earlier this year Will Hobson wrote this in the Washington Post: America’s sports gambling prohibition has created what many consider (these things […]

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