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EVIDENCE-HEARSAY-SPONTANEOUS DECLARATIONS

R. v. MACKINNON, 2022 ONCA 81, NOVEMBER 25, 2022. FACTS: The accused was convicted of murder.  At trial, the Crown presented a “spontaneous declaration” made by the victim (Mr. Taylor)

DEFENCES-ENTRAPMENT

On November 24, 2022, the Supreme Court of Canada released four judgments in which it considered the defence or excuse of entrapment (R. v. Ramelson, 2022 SCC 44, R. v.