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Often known as the "Gold Code," this leading annotated Criminal Code stands out from the competition and is now the choice of the criminal bar across the country and continues to be well received by academia.
The five driving "practitioner-centric" principles behind the "Gold Code" have become a critical feature that criminal lawyers look for in choosing their only portable Criminal Code reference and courtroom companion in their daily use.
- Principle 1: Analysis, not just annotations
- Principle 2: Synthesis, not just summaries
- Principle 3: Case commentaries, not just summaries
- Principle 4: The point of the cases, not just the cases on point
- Principle 5: "Cases of note" rather than "cases of not"
The Gold Code offers noteworthy comments about interesting cases, and a clearer indication of contentious issues and possible arguments that lawyers have come to expect from any other annotated Criminal Code. Each annual edition is updated and enhanced with a careful review of all "cases of note," keeping only cases that continue to be of note and adding insights on the latest noteworthy developments.
Exclusive E-Book Functionality
And now combining technology and Alan Gold's insights on criminal law and procedure, the Gold Code includes a complimentary E-Book version that exclusively offers hyperlinks to full text cases and so you can just read the rule, tap a case and obtain it without additional charge (provided you are online). Plus you can read, bookmark, copy and email text, do key word searches and make highlights and notes. Plus, LexisNexis E-Books are optimized for all mobile devices.
Highlights of the 2022 Edition
- Discussion of key recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions including:
- R. v. Zora  S.C.J. No. 14, 2020 SCC 14 (Release and failure to comply with conditions of an undertaking or recognizance requires full subjective mens rea)
- R. v. Esseghaier  S.C.J. No. 102, 2021 SCC 9 (Procedural curative provision)
- R. v. T.J.M.  S.C.J. No. 6, 2021 SCC 6 (Young offender release jurisdiction)
- Quebec (Attorney General) v. 9147-0732 Québec inc.  S.C.J. No. 32, 2020 SCC 32 (Charter s.12 and corporations)
- Discussion of key recent Court of Appeal cases including:
- R. v. Carbone  O.J. No. 2699 (Proof of mens rea of sex offences)
- R. v. Chan  O.J. No. 2452 (Ont. C.A.) (S. 33.1 of the Criminal Code violates ss. 7 and 11(d) of the Charter)
- R. v. T.S.  O.J. No. 3950 (Meaning of victim)
- R. v. Walsh  O.J. No. 602 (“Recording” in the definition of intimate image includes a livestream application such as a Facetime transmission)
- R. v. Joseph  O.J. No. 5031 (Mandatory minimum sentence for making child pornography is unconstitutional)
- R. v. Allen  O.J. No. 4520 and R. v. Drury  O.J. No. 3373 (Mens rea of luring)
- R. v. Joseph  O.J. No. 5031 (Sex trafficking procuring offence)
- R. v. Reid  N.J. No. 53 ("Accident", in the context of the Criminal Code section regarding failing to stop)
- R. v. Edwards  B.C.J. No. 1459 (Willful blindness)
- R. v. Garland  A.J. No. 158 (Multiple murders sentencing)
- R. v. Murphy  N.J. No. 8 (Cannabis Act and sentencing)
- R. v. Canfield  A.J. No. 1150 (Digital device searches at border)
- R. v. Pascal  O.J. No. 1998 (Disclosure of Crown witness charges)
- R. v. Hillier  O.J. No. 1483 (Lost evidence and remedies)
- R. v. Paterson  S.J. No. 22 (Surveillance police station washroom)
- R. v. Stairs  O.J. No. 4590 (Scope of safety search power incident to an arrest)
- and many more!
- Discussion and inclusion of key recent legislative amendments, most notably the coming into force of Bill C-7 – An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying) on March 17, 2021
Table of Contents
Table of Cases
Glossary of Terms
Criminal Code Amendments
Criminal Code (Annotated)
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Annotated)
Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Annotated)
Youth Criminal Justice Act (Annotated)
Canada Evidence Act (Annotated)
DNA Identification Act
Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act
Criminal Records Act