Changes and Implications for Criminal Law after Bill C-75


Wednesday, November 27, 2019 (1:15 p.m.–2:15 p.m.)

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  • Elizabeth KozakCrown Law Office -- Criminal
    Ministry of the Attorney General
  • Lori Anne Thomas
    Thomas Defence

On September 19, 2019, Bill C-75 came into force. The resulting amendments to the Criminal Code have altered the landscape for legal advocates in the area of criminal law. Among other changes, the default maximum penalty for summary conviction offences has been raised from six months’ imprisonment to two years less a day. Our experienced presenters provide you with a thorough understanding of the current changes and their implications, along with practical tips and insights on how to practise good advocacy now that the stakes are higher.

  • Gain insight into recent legislative changes and how it affects your practice
  • Understand jury and preliminary hearing-related amendments
  • Learn best practices in relation to hybridization and reclassification
  • Explore the advocacy skills necessary when considering sentencing after Bill C-75


  • Elizabeth KozakCrown Law Office -- CriminalMinistry of the Attorney General
  • Lori Anne ThomasThomas Defence

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