The purpose of this paper is to review those decisions rendered by the Court of Appeal for Newfoundland and Labrador between the time-period of January 1 to December 31, 2021, which involved criminal causes or matters. The key to the use of this paper is the index. It has been cross-referenced so that each decision can be located by a page number based upon its subject matters.
In 2021, the Court of Appeal for Newfoundland and Labrador considered a number of issues involving criminal law, including offences, evidence and sentencing.
Let us start with the Court of Appeal’s consideration of the defence of entrapment.