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18 November 2020

A brand new CAIJ webinar for you! Grief: Developments During the Pandemic!


The COVID-19 crisis strikes wherever it goes. It has left its mark on many areas of law, and the criminal is no exception.

On December 4th, come and meet our speaker, Mtre Robert Israel, criminal lawyer at Battista Turcot Israel L.L.P., and lecturer in criminal law at McGill University. He will shed light on the main developments in the field of sentencing, in parallel to these many months of pandemic.

First, what is the effect of the COVID-19 crisis on sentencing, especially for accused persons, the accused in custody, before their respective sentences are handed down? Is it possible to consider a credit beyond 1.5 for each day of pre-trial detention because of the effects of the pandemic on prison conditions? Second, what about the challenge to the conditional sentence prohibition in section 742.1 of the Criminal Code for certain offences?

Mtre Israel already looks forward to fruitful exchanges with all of you. The invitation is issued!


At the end of this activity, you will be able to :

  • Identify the impact of prison conditions on sentences handed down during this pandemic period
  • Selecting the strategy to challenge prohibition against conditional sentencing



  • December 4, from 1 to 2 p.m.


Sign up now!