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Court of Appeal upholds lifetime sex offender registry, which CLA deems ‘overbroad’

Thursday, March 29, 2018 @ 1:17 PM | By Amanda Jerome

Imposing lifelong registration for repeat sex offenders on a national registry is constitutional, ruled the Ontario Court of Appeal in a decision counsel for the Criminal Lawyers’ Association (CLA) say supports “overbroad” legislation regarding mandatory orders under the Criminal Code and the Sex Offender Information Registration Act (SOIRA).

Matthew Gourlay, Henein Hutchison LLP“We felt it was important to put our position out there that Parliament has legislated in an overbroad fashion in this case. The court didn’t agree with us. The decision is certainly well reasoned,...