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

STEREOTYPICAL REASONING

In R. c. Burke, 2021 QCCQ 3626, May 4, 2021, Gagné, J.C.Q., wrote the following under the heading: “Myths and stereotypes about sexual assault” (at paragraphs 284 to 290):  As

REASONS FOR JUDGMENT

In R. v. Martin, 2021 NLCA 48, August 24, 2021, the Court of Appeal held that a trial judge’s reasons for convicting must comply with the following requirements (at paragraph

EVIDENCE-CONSTRUCTIVE POSSESSION

R. v. Choudhury, 2021 ONCA 560, August 6, 2021, at paragraph 19: Constructive possession is established when an accused does not have physical custody of an object but knowingly has

REASONS-MOTIVE TO FABRICATE

In R. v. S.S.S., 2021 ONCA 552, August 3, 2021, the accused was convicted of the offence of sexual assault.  He appealed from conviction, arguing that the trial judge erred