Tagged: mandatory minimum sentences

“Unsolicited, unnecessary, and contrary to stare decisis“: Dissent Criticizes SCC’s Majority Opinion in R v Sharma

In R v Sharma, 2022 SCC 29 [“Sharma”], the Supreme Court of Canada [“SCC”/”the Court”] upheld the constitutionality of provisions that restricted the availability of conditional sentences. This decision marks...

R v Hilbach: SCC to Hear Constitutional Challenge to Mandatory Minimum Sentence for Firearm Offence

This month, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) granted leave to appeal from a decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal (“ABCA”), which found that the mandatory minimum sentences for...