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Sentencing - Criminal Code offences - Offences against person and reputation - Homicide - Manslaughter - Particular sanctions - Imprisonment - Probation - Sentencing considerations - Submissions - Joint submissions

Thursday, November 10, 2016 @ 7:00 PM  

Appeal from a judgment of the British Columbia Court of Appeal affirming a sentencing decision which set aside a joint submission regarding Anthony-Cook’s sentence. Anthony-Cook entered a plea of guilty to manslaughter on the basis of a joint submission as to sentence. The trial judge rejected the joint submission and imposed a longer custodial sentence than the sentence proposed by the Crown and the defence counsel. He also imposed a probation order for three years, even though the joint submission did not contemplate a period of...