The purpose of this paper is to review those decisions rendered by the Supreme Court of Canada in the time-period of January 1 to December 31, 2021, that 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 the subject matters considered in that decision.
The Supreme Court of Canada considered a multitude of issues involving criminal law, including defences, evidence and procedure, in 2021. Let us start with the Supreme Court’s consideration of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.