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Exclusive Feature Series


From a select group of our esteemed authors, this exclusive series of insightful features will discuss the most pertinent topics of significance and the latest developments, and how they may impact Canadian criminal law and practice. Complimentary Content exclusive to this Practice Community Page is provided below.

Our January feature comes from our author team of Drug Offences in Canada, 4th Edition, Bruce A. MacFarlane, Q.C., Robert J. Frater, Q.C., and Croft Michaelson, Q.C.  In this feature the author team asks “What does ‘legalization’ of the possession of marihuana mean?  There is a host of legal issues that promises to be a bonanza for the legal profession.  The legal issues will affect not only criminal law but tax law, intellectual property law, family law, employment law, contract law and more!




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Current Awareness Resources

Mack's Criminal Law Blog

From Dallas Mack, the author of of Mack's Criminal Law Bulletin (also available on CriminalSource™) and of Mack's Criminal Law Trial Book, this blog is dedicated to helping you keep track of the ongoing developments in Canadian criminal law and fostering thoughtful discussions with contributions from a group of crown counsel across Ontario. Click here for complimentary access to the latest issue of this Blog.


Continuing Legal Education

Need CPD credits?  Visit West LegalEdcentre CARSWELL website to search for live and on-demand webinars for Continuing Legal Education that meet your needs, or to purchase and register for any sessions.


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2015 Mid-Year Preview:
Have a look at new and upcoming criminal law titles (PDF)

Sample Issue:
Lalande on Sentencing Newsletter (PDF)


Recently Cited:
McWilliams' Canadian Criminal Evidence, Fifth Edition, in R. v. Donszelmann (full text case PDF).


New and Upcoming Publications

Drug Offences Book Launch May 2015

People in the News

Congratulations Professor Don Stuart on the upcoming publication of his 50th book with Carswell. Learning Canadian Criminal Procedure, 12th Edition will be published this spring. Thank you Don, for your dedication to the publication of quality legal information.


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