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CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES - Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - Legal rights - Life, liberty and security of person - Principles of fundamental justice

Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 8:38 AM  

Appeal by the accused from a summary appeal court judge’s decision dismissing his application for a declaration that s. 490.013(2.1) of the Criminal Code, which required offenders convicted of more than one designated offence to comply with the Sex Offender Information Registration Act (SOIRA) for life, breached s. 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter) and was unconstitutional. The appellant argued the provision was overly broad and disproportionate because, in many cases, being convicted of more than one count did not necessarily correspond...