Contempt of Court (Sentencing Cases)

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Case Digests

Case Name Sentence Summary
R v Omar,
2017 ONSC 1833 (CanLII)
3 years The offender testified in his own defence at a first degree murder trial. He refused to answer relevant questions.
R v Bidesi,
2016 BCSC 171 (CanLII)
R v Carlick,
2013 YKSC 83 (CanLII)
R v McMillan,
2011 BCSC 1537 (CanLII)
18 months
R v Yegin,
[2010] OJ No 2083 (ONSC)
4 years [per McKinnon J]
R v Esrabian, [2010] O.J. No. 2896 (S.C.J.) 4 years The offender refused to testify at a murder trial. This was his second conviction for contempt for refusing to testify at the same trial.
R v Yegin,
[2009] OJ No 6051 aff'd 2010 ONCA 238 (CanLII)
3 years [per Roy J]
R v Jacob,
2008 MBCA 7 (CanLII)
2 years
R v Abdullah, 2008 MBCA 48 (CanLII), 3 years The judge said it could hardly be "worse case" and "worse offenders".
R v Abu-Sharife,
2006 BCSC 1981 (CanLII)
2 years
R v Ayres,
(1984), 15 CCC (3d) 208 (ONCA)
18 months The offender was brought in to testify against a co-accused on a murder trial. He refused to testify. Court Appeal overturned conviction but commented that the sentencing range adequate.