R. v. Nowdlak (M.), 2005 NUCJ 17

JudgeJohnson, J.
CourtNunavut Court of Justice (Canada)
Case DateJune 24, 2005
JurisdictionNunavut
Citations2005 NUCJ 17;[2005] Nunavut Cases 17 (CJ)

R. v. Nowdlak (M.), [2005] Nunavut Cases 17 (CJ)

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Temp. Cite: [2005] Nunavut Cases TBEd. SE.139

Her Majesty the Queen (applicant) v. Mosesee Nowdlak (respondent)

(08-02-198; 08-01-303-1; 2005 NUCJ 17)

Indexed As: R. v. Nowdlak (M.)

Nunavut Court of Justice

Iqaluit

Johnson, J.

September 9, 2005.

Summary:

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Editor's Note: Certain names in the following case have been initialized or the case otherwise edited to prevent the disclosure of identities where required by law, publication ban, Maritime Law Book's editorial policy or otherwise.

Criminal Law - Topic 6503

Dangerous or long-term offenders - Detention (incl. common law preventive detention) - General - Dangerous offender - Defined - See paragraphs 1 to 93.

Criminal Law - Topic 6503.1

Dangerous or long-term offenders - Detention (incl. common law preventive detention) - General - Long-term offender - Defined - See paragraphs 1 to 93.

Criminal Law - Topic 6576

Dangerous or long-term offenders - Detention (incl. common law preventive detention) - Sentencing - Indeterminate vs. determinate sentence - See paragraphs 1 to 93.

Cases Noticed:

R. v. Gregoire (R.J.), [1999] 4 W.W.R. 280; 129 Man.R.(2d) 261; 180 W.A.C. 261; 130 C.C.C.(3d) 65 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 9].

Ares v. Venner, [1970] S.C.R. 608; 73 W.W.R.(N.S.) 347, refd to. [para. 10].

R. v. Jones (S.), [1994] 2 S.C.R. 229; 166 N.R. 321; 43 B.C.A.C. 241; 69 W.A.C. 241; 89 C.C.C.(3d) 353, refd to. [para. 24].

R. v. Lyons, [1987] 2 S.C.R. 309; 80 N.R. 161; 82 N.S.R.(2d) 271; 207 A.P.R. 271; 37 C.C.C.(3d) 1, refd to. [para. 24].

R. v. Stevenson (1990), 41 O.A.C. 1; 58 C.C.C.(3d) 464 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 26].

R. v. Worth (R.D.) (1995), 80 O.A.C. 369; 98 C.C.C.(3d) 133; 23 O.R.(3d) 211 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 26].

R. v. Gladue (J.T.), [1999] 1 S.C.R. 688; 238 N.R. 1; 121 B.C.A.C. 161; 198 W.A.C. 161; 133 C.C.C.(3d) 385, refd to. [para. 26].

R. v. Neve (L.C.), [1999] 11 W.W.R. 649; 237 A.R. 201; 197 W.A.C. 201; 137 C.C.C.(3d) 97 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 30].

R. v. McPherson, [1998] N.W.T.J. No. 123 (S.C.), refd to. [para. 52, footnote 1].

R. v. Johnson (J.J.), [2003] 2 S.C.R. 357; 308 N.R. 333; 186 B.C.A.C. 161; 306 W.A.C. 161; 2003 SCC 46, refd to. [para. 53].

R. v. Dagenais (R.A.) (2003), 339 A.R. 132; 312 W.A.C. 132; 181 C.C.C.(3d) 332; 2003 ABCA 376, refd to. [para. 53].

R. v. George (T.) (1998), 109 B.C.A.C. 32; 177 W.A.C. 32; 126 C.C.C.(3d) 384 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 53].

R. v. Jimmie (R.) (2004), 193 B.C.A.C. 177; 316 W.A.C. 177; 183 C.C.C.(3d) 63; 2004 BCCA 45, refd to. [para. 53].

R. v. Green (J.L.A.) (2004), 254 Sask.R. 276; 336 W.A.C. 276; 189 C.C.C.(3d) 512; 2004 SKCA 126, refd to. [para. 90].

R. v. Lemaigre (G.L.) (2004), 254 Sask.R. 255; 336 W.A.C. 255; 189 C.C.C.(3d) 492; 2004 SKCA 125, refd to. [para. 90].

Counsel:

Christine Gagnon, for the applicant;

Euan MacKay and Thomas Boyd, for the respondent.

This case was heard on November 12 and 15-19, 2004 and June 24, 2005, by Johnson, J., of the Nunavut Court of Justice, who released the following judgment on September 9, 2005.

Please note: The following judgment has not been edited.

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