Mondaq Canada: Criminal Law
McCague Borlack LLP
In R v Villaroman, the Supreme Court of Canada recently dealt with the issue of circumstantial evidence and the inferences that can be reasonably drawn from that evidence in order to find an accused guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Graeme Hamilton wrote an article for the Focus section of the August 26th edition of the Lawyer's Weekly on whether stiff sentences for white collar offences are here to stay. The conclusion: yes they are.
Rotfleisch & Samulovitch P.C.
Tax evasion has followed business models and is marketed and even franchised to the Canadian public at large, but founders of 2 different tax evasion systems have recently been jailed.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
The U.K. Serious Frauds Office (the SFO) on July 8, 2016 obtained its second deferred prosecution agreement (DPA).
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On Friday, the SCC completely overhauled the framework for analyzing pre-trial delay under s. 11(b) of the Charter in its decision in R. v. Jordan, finding that the existing test is unduly complex and unpredictable.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
The Ontario Court of Appeal has reinstated an action against the OLGC brought by third party victims of a fraud committed by a problem gambler who stole their money and spent it on gambling.
Gowling WLG
The implication for organizations and individuals subject to a World Bank Group probe is that they are unlikely to receive the content and details of such an investigation if charges are ultimately laid.
Goldman Hine
The recent verdict in the Jian Ghomeshi trial has sparked a growing public debate around how Canada's justice system deals with sexual assault.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
On April 29, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) upheld archival and personal immunities of an international organization (the World Bank Group) and its anti-corruption investigators.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Last week's acquittal of Senator Mike Duffy on fraud, corruption and bribery offences shows Ontario courts will not find "corrupt" intent lightly.
The cover story of this month's Canadian Lawyer magazine underscores how little has really changed in the criminal justice system in terms of prevailing attitudes against women.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
When a firm discovers potential offences under UK and/or Canadian anti-corruption law, we are often asked to advise on how best to mitigate the risks.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Last Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada decided in R. v. Lloyd that a mandatory minimum sentence of one year's imprisonment for a second drug trafficking offence is unconstitutional.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Last week the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the implementation of a pilot program under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Langlois lawyers, LLP
In its recent decision in Teva Canada Limited v. Bank of Montreal, the Ontario Court of Appeal revisited defences available to banks under the Bills of Exchange Act in cases of employee cheque fraud.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
On the heels of the March 3, 2016 announcement by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Nordion (Canada) Inc. (Nordion Canada) would be paying $375,000 as civil fine...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
​Recent decisions by financial-sector regulators raise a significant question for Canadian investors and markets: Is there value in offering rewards to encourage whistleblowers to step forward?
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
​In R. v. Dey, the Quebec Court has sentenced a credit card fraudster to 18 months incarceration, followed by two years of probation.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
This week, Louis Morisset, the President and CEO of Quebec's Autorité des marchés financiers (the AMF) announced that they "have made suppressing illegal insider trading and market manipulation a top priority".
Bennett Jones LLP
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has concluded an investigation into matters arising from a voluntary disclosure by Nordion Inc.
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Blaney McMurtry LLP
While there were only four substantive civil decisions released by the Court of Appeal this week, three of them were fairly lengthy and of some interest.
Torkin Manes LLP
In a landmark decision released in January 2016, the Ontario Court sentenced a project manager to 3.5 years in prison in relation to a scaffold collapse...
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The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal from the Alberta Securities Commission in an insider trading case.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Improper disclosure of confidential information and insider trading remains very much a focal point for regulators and prosecutors on both sides of the border.
After a dramatic and tragic incident in which a large drill rig fell over at York University, fatally injuring a backhoe operator and badly injuring an excavator operator, the company that owned and operated the rig...
Gowling WLG
In R v. Watts (2016 ONSC 4843), Lawrence Watts, the promoter of a "money for nothing" tax scheme, was sentenced to six years in a federal penitentiary for fraud perpetrated on the Government of Canada.
Howie, Sacks & Henry
A car is not inherently dangerous, but in the hands of someone who is impaired, it is a lethal weapon.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Moreover, employees were only permitted to provide information if compelled to do so by law or legal process and there was no exemption to permit an employee to provide information voluntarily to the SEC...
Rotfleisch & Samulovitch P.C.
Tax evasion has become organized business and is sold and even franchised to Canadian public taxpayers. However the founders of 2 different tax evasion schemes in Canada have recently been jailed.
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