Keeping Up Is Hard to Do:
A Trial Judge’s Reading Blog

SECTION 13 OF THE CHARTER

In R. v. Soosay, 2023 ABCA 23, January 25, 2013, the accused was charged with murder. At his trial, the Crown sought to cross-examine him in relation to evidence he

SENTENCING INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE OFFENCES

In R. v. Cunningham, 2023 ONCA 36, January 20, 2023, the Ontario Court of Appeal indicated that in “a domestic context, the objectives of denunciation and deterrence gain added significance

OFFENCES-DANGEROUS DRIVING CAUSING DEATH

In Holder, R. v [2023] EWCA CRIM 5, January 13, 2023, the accused was convicted of the offence of dangerous driving causing death, contrary to section 1 of the Road

EVIDENCE-THE COMMON SENSE INFERENCE

R. v. Singharath, 2023 SKCA 6, January 6, 2023, at paragraph 22: In determining whether an accused had the requisite state of mind, a trial judge may infer that a