June 30, 2022
Supreme Court of Canada in R v JJ, 2022 SCC 28 (CanLII), per Wagner CJ and Moldaver J upholds the constitutionality of the statutory protections to complainants' personal information found in s. 278.92 to 278.94 of the Code.
June 23, 2022
Amendments coming into force rewriting s. 33.1 of the Code concerning the extreme intoxication defence for certain violent offences.
May 27, 2022
Supreme Court of Canada in R v Bissonnette, 2022 SCC 23 (CanLII), per Wagner CJ declares s. 745.51 of the Code unconstitutional, removing the statutory requirement that the periods of parole ineligibility for multiple murders be served consecutively.
May 13, 2022
Supreme Court of Canada in R v Sullivan, 2022 SCC 19, per Kasirer J declares s. 33.1 of the Code unconstitutional, removing the statutory prohibition against self-induced intoxication defences for certain offences.
January 16, 2022
Amendments creating a new offences relating to impeding health care services came into force.
January 7, 2022
Amendments creating new offences relating to conversion therapy came into force.
May 6, 2021
An amendment, adding s. 278.98 to the Criminal Code, came into force.
April 8, 2021
Feature Update: Look up offences quickly using the "Quick Access" link on the Navigation sidebar.
May 8, 2020
Feature Update: Quotations from most legislation now include an option to note up the provision on CanLII.
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