by Kelly Dawson
September 14, 2018

CTLA Intervenes At Supreme Court Of Canada In Defence Of Appeal Fairness

In an intervener brief filed recently in the SCC appeal case of Barton v The Queen the CTLA argues that criminal appeals must be subject to s. 7 of the Charter of Rights, and accordingly conducted in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice. Criminal appeal courts must follow procedures consistent with the prohibitions against double jeopardy and multiple prosecutors. Special thanks to our member Nate Whitling for doing this hard and important work. Nate’s entire brief can be found at Barton Intervener Brief 2018.