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OFFENCES-ASSAULT CAUSING BODILY HARM

R. v. CHAHAL, 2024 ABCA 218, JUNE 21, 2024.  FACTS:  The accused was convicted of the offence of assault causing bodily harm.  The accused kicked the victim in the head.

REASONS TO FOLLOW

R. v. LWT, 2024 ABCA 211, June 19, 2024, at paragraph 7: We note in this case that the trial judge’s oral reasons were somewhat more comprehensive than the published

TRIALS REASONS-DEFENCE OF THE PERSON

R. v. C.D., 2024 NLCA 22, JUNE 18, 2024. FACTS: The accused was convicted of the offences of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.  After an altercation, he stabbed

SENTENCING-SEXUAL ASSAULT

R. v. Maslehati, 2024 BCCA 207, May 31, 2024, at paragraphs 71 to 76, and 83: The Crown has concentrated its submissions in this case on “serious sexual assaults”. I