The media play a crucial role in our democratic system when they report on what happens in court. The Supreme Court of Canada has said,
A judge can only accept testimony or other forms of evidence (like documents or photographs) in a trial if they are relevant to an issue the judge must decide.
The Canadian Criminal Code gives similar names to two very different sentences.
This summer marks 800 years since King John affixed his royal seal to the Magna Carta at Runnymede, England.
Our elected representatives in Parliament have enacted provisions in the Criminal Code that a sentencing judge must follow.