R. v. Brown, 2022 SCC 18

JurisdictionFederal Jurisdiction (Canada)
JudgeWagner, Richard; Moldaver, Michael J.; Karakatsanis, Andromache; Côté, Suzanne; Brown, Russell; Rowe, Malcolm; Martin, Sheilah; Kasirer, Nicholas; Jamal, Mahmud
Date13 May 2022
CourtSupreme Court (Canada)
Docket Number39781
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39 practice notes
  • R. v. J.J., 2022 SCC 28
    • Canada
    • Supreme Court (Canada)
    • June 30, 2022
    ... [1995] 4 S.C.R. 154 ; R. v. Mentuck, 2001 SCC 76 , [2001] 3 S.C.R. 442 ; M. (A.) v. Ryan, [1997] 1 S.C.R. 157 ; R. v. Brown, 2022 SCC 18; Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford, 2013 SCC 72 , [2013] 3 S.C.R. 1101 ; Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5 , [2015] 1 S.C.R. 331 ......
  • R. v. Sullivan, 2022 SCC 19
    • Canada
    • Supreme Court (Canada)
    • May 13, 2022
    ...dismissed. C’s application for leave to cross‑appeal should be quashed for want of jurisdiction. In the companion appeal of R. v. Brown, 2022 SCC 18, the Court concludes that s. 33.1 violates the Charter and is of no force or effect pursuant to s. 52(1) of the Constitution Act, 1982 . That ......
  • Table of cases
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Criminal Law. Eighth edition
    • September 1, 2022
    ...527, 549 R v Brown, [1994] 3 SCR 749, 93 CCC (3d) 97, [1994] SCJ No 95 ............ 516, 560 R v Brown, 2021 ABCA 273, rev’d 2022 SCC 18 .....65, 73, 83, 89, 91, 122, 125, 262, 291, 292, 303, 311–318, 319, 320, 322, 323, 342, 516, 576, 583, 586, 594, 596 R v Browne (1997), 33 OR (3d) 775, 1......
  • The Criminal Law and the Constitution
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Criminal Law. Eighth edition
    • September 1, 2022
    ...burden on the issue. In both Daviault 226 and Stone , 227 the Court indicated that in order to establish an air of reality about the 224 2022 SCC 18 [ Brown ]. 225 See Chapter 5, Section D(4) and Chapter 10, Section B(3)(b). 226 Daviault , above note 218. 227 Stone , above note 219 at 430. ......
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23 cases
  • R. v. J.J., 2022 SCC 28
    • Canada
    • Supreme Court (Canada)
    • June 30, 2022
    ... [1995] 4 S.C.R. 154 ; R. v. Mentuck, 2001 SCC 76 , [2001] 3 S.C.R. 442 ; M. (A.) v. Ryan, [1997] 1 S.C.R. 157 ; R. v. Brown, 2022 SCC 18; Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford, 2013 SCC 72 , [2013] 3 S.C.R. 1101 ; Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5 , [2015] 1 S.C.R. 331 ......
  • R. v. Sullivan, 2022 SCC 19
    • Canada
    • Supreme Court (Canada)
    • May 13, 2022
    ...dismissed. C’s application for leave to cross‑appeal should be quashed for want of jurisdiction. In the companion appeal of R. v. Brown, 2022 SCC 18, the Court concludes that s. 33.1 violates the Charter and is of no force or effect pursuant to s. 52(1) of the Constitution Act, 1982 . That ......
  • R. v. England,
    • Canada
    • Supreme Court of British Columbia (Canada)
    • May 24, 2022
    ...since the trial and sentence hearing in the case at bar concluded, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in R. v. Brown, 2022 SCC 18. The decision in Brown unanimously struck down s. 33.1 of the Code as unconstitutional. Section 33.1 of the Code statutorily prohibited resort to ......
  • R. v. S.L.,
    • Canada
    • Ontario Court of Justice General Division (Canada)
    • February 3, 2023
    ...         R. v. JB 2022 NLSC 14 [26]          R. v. Brown 2022 SCC 18 [27]          R. v. Brown, supra, at paragraph 152.  was on her pelvic bone and the other was on ......
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5 firm's commentaries
  • Disagreement Is Not Enough: Supreme Court Clarifies Horizontal Stare Decisis
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • June 1, 2022
    ...Sullivan and Mr. Chan were convicted.1 The appeal of the two convictions were heard together and reached the Supreme Court. In R v Brown, 2022 SCC 18, a decision released concurrently, the Supreme Court had already concluded that s. 33.1 of the Code violated the Charter and was of no force ......
  • Disagreement Is Not Enough: Supreme Court Clarifies Horizontal Stare Decisis
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • June 1, 2022
    ...Sullivan and Mr. Chan were convicted.1 The appeal of the two convictions were heard together and reached the Supreme Court. In R v Brown, 2022 SCC 18, a decision released concurrently, the Supreme Court had already concluded that s. 33.1 of the Code violated the Charter and was of no force ......
  • What Is Automatism? And Can It "Justify" Violent Criminal Behaviour In Canada?
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • March 13, 2023
    ...voluntary control over that action" (R v. Stone, [1999] 2 S.C.R. 2019, at para. 156).1 Court Decisions Involving Automatism In R v. Brown, 2022 SCC 18, the defendant, consumed alcohol and magic mushrooms at a party, which contained psilocybin. He then "lost his grip on reality" and left the......
  • In Sullivan, The SCC Clarifies Role Of Stare Decisis In Constitutional Litigation
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • May 23, 2022
    ...an eye on constitutional litigation and decisions from across the country when seeking relief under s. 52(1). Footnotes 1. R v. Brown, 2022 SCC 18. 2. R v. Sullivan, 2022 SCC 3. Automatism is a state of unconsciousness that renders a person incapable of consciously controlling their behavio......
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11 books & journal articles
  • Mental Disorder 2023 Criminal Code of Canada Annotations (Part XX.1)
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The 2023 Annotated Mental Health Provisions of the Criminal Code, Part XX.1
    • March 2, 2023
    ...issues. 79 Ibid. at para. 39. 28 Criminal Code s 33.1 AUTOMATISM: THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF SECTION 33.1 OF THE CRIMINAL CODE R. v. Brown, 2022 SCC 18 — Section 33.180 of the Criminal Code violates the Charter and is of no force or effect pursuant to section 52(1) of the Constitution Act, 1......
  • Table of cases
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Criminal Law. Eighth edition
    • September 1, 2022
    ...527, 549 R v Brown, [1994] 3 SCR 749, 93 CCC (3d) 97, [1994] SCJ No 95 ............ 516, 560 R v Brown, 2021 ABCA 273, rev’d 2022 SCC 18 .....65, 73, 83, 89, 91, 122, 125, 262, 291, 292, 303, 311–318, 319, 320, 322, 323, 342, 516, 576, 583, 586, 594, 596 R v Browne (1997), 33 OR (3d) 775, 1......
  • The Criminal Law and the Constitution
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Criminal Law. Eighth edition
    • September 1, 2022
    ...burden on the issue. In both Daviault 226 and Stone , 227 the Court indicated that in order to establish an air of reality about the 224 2022 SCC 18 [ Brown ]. 225 See Chapter 5, Section D(4) and Chapter 10, Section B(3)(b). 226 Daviault , above note 218. 227 Stone , above note 219 at 430. ......
  • The Prohibited Act, or Actus Reus
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Criminal Law. Eighth edition
    • September 1, 2022
    ...conduct. In the sense of involuntary conduct that negates the prohibited act, 112 R v Parks , [1992] 2 SCR 871. See Chapter 8. 113 2022 SCC 18 at paras 46–47 [ Brown ]. 114 R v Stone , [1999] 2 SCR 290. 115 2001 SCC 24 at paras 42 and 46. 116 R v Swaby (2001), 54 OR (3d) 577 (CA). 117 R v B......
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