Sexual Assault Law Updates: The Meaning of “Control” in Prostitution

criminalizes a very broad range of conduct in circumstances where there may be no exploitative relationship between the seller and the person assisting him or her with advertising. However, the respondent did not challenge the constitutionality of the prohibition on advertising.”
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Sexual Assault Law Updates: The Ongoing Error Of Credibility Contests

Since the Ontario Court of Appeal decision in R. v. J.J.R.D., [2006] O.J. No. 4749 there has been significant movement away from following the three step process for assessing testimony, as previously outlined in the Supreme Court’s 1991 decision in R. v. W.(D.)”
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Sexual Assault Law Updates: Ontario No Longer Subject To New Rules

In August, during pre-trial applications in R. v. G.E. [2020] O.J. No. 4337, Justice Doody had commented “This would not be a complex case but for the complexity imposed by the procedural requirements of the Code and some uncertainties created thereby.”
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Sexual Assault Law Updates: The Subject Matter Of The Charge

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently issued a decision in R. v. M.R.S., 2020 ONCA 667 which took aim at how “narrative” evidence was submitted by the Crown which amounted to a volume of “similar fact” or bad character evidence at trial…..
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Sexual Assault Law Updates: Improper Crown-Led Evidence Results In Overturned Sexual Assault Convictions

“You Don’t Get Points for Not Exaggerating” There has been increased scrutiny on Crown-led evidence in sexual assault trials since the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in R. v. Barton, 2019 SCC 33 and R. v. Goldfinch, 2019 SCC 38 that the Crown-led evidence of a sexual nature should be subjected to a voir dire….
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Sexual Assault Law Updates: New Rules of Evidence to be Challenged in the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has granted leave to appeal in a BC case, R. v. J.J., 2020 BCSC 349, which found the seven day notice requirement in s. 278.93(4) of the Criminal Code violated s. 7 of the Charter and could not be saved under…
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Sexual Assault Law Updates: The Meaning of “Control” in Prostitution

criminalizes a very broad range of conduct in circumstances where there may be no exploitative relationship between the seller and the person assisting him or her with advertising. However, the respondent did not challenge the constitutionality of the prohibition on advertising.”
Read More

Sexual Assault Law Updates: The Ongoing Error Of Credibility Contests

Since the Ontario Court of Appeal decision in R. v. J.J.R.D., [2006] O.J. No. 4749 there has been significant movement away from following the three step process for assessing testimony, as previously outlined in the Supreme Court’s 1991 decision in R. v. W.(D.)”
Read More

Sexual Assault Law Updates: Ontario No Longer Subject To New Rules

In August, during pre-trial applications in R. v. G.E. [2020] O.J. No. 4337, Justice Doody had commented “This would not be a complex case but for the complexity imposed by the procedural requirements of the Code and some uncertainties created thereby.”
Read More

Sexual Assault Law Updates: The Subject Matter Of The Charge

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently issued a decision in R. v. M.R.S., 2020 ONCA 667 which took aim at how “narrative” evidence was submitted by the Crown which amounted to a volume of “similar fact” or bad character evidence at trial…..
Read More

Sexual Assault Law Updates: Improper Crown-Led Evidence Results In Overturned Sexual Assault Convictions

“You Don’t Get Points for Not Exaggerating” There has been increased scrutiny on Crown-led evidence in sexual assault trials since the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in R. v. Barton, 2019 SCC 33 and R. v. Goldfinch, 2019 SCC 38 that the Crown-led evidence of a sexual nature should be subjected to a voir dire….
Read More

Sexual Assault Law Updates: New Rules of Evidence to be Challenged in the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has granted leave to appeal in a BC case, R. v. J.J., 2020 BCSC 349, which found the seven day notice requirement in s. 278.93(4) of the Criminal Code violated s. 7 of the Charter and could not be saved under…
Read More

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