Tagged: Evidence

Bad Blood? R v Culotta Addresses Admissibility of Admissibility of Blood Samples Obtained by Health Care Professionals

Introduction Often, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) issues reasons for their decisions without writing a lengthy judgment of its own. It is easy to overlook these cases as unimportant...

R v Barton: Do “Rape Shield” Laws Apply in First Degree Murder Cases?

Author’s Note:  This article and the linked case discuss sexual violence and violence against women that may be upsetting to readers.   Introduction Myths and stereotypes about consent, women’s sexuality, and...