R. v. Simon, (1982) 38 A.R. 434 (NWTSC)

Judgede Weerdt, J.
CourtSupreme Court of Northwest Territories (Canada)
Case DateJuly 15, 1982
JurisdictionNorthwest Territories
Citations(1982), 38 A.R. 434 (NWTSC)

R. v. Simon (1982), 38 A.R. 434 (NWTSC)

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R. v. Simon (No. 4)

(S.C. 2564)

Indexed As: R. v. Simon (No. 4)

Northwest Territories Supreme Court

de Weerdt, J.

July 15, 1982

Summary:

The accused was convicted of carrying or having in his possession a weapon or imitation thereof for a purpose dangerous to the public peace or for the purpose of committing an offence, contrary to s. 85 of the Criminal Code of Canada, R.S.C. 1970, c. C-34. The Northwest Territories Supreme Court held that the accused was a dangerous offender within the meaning of s. 688 of the Code, and sentenced the accused for an indeterminate period of imprisonment pursuant to s. 688.

Criminal Law - Topic 6501

Dangerous offenders - Detention - General - An accused was convicted of an indictable offence - The Northwest Territories Supreme Court held that the accused was a dangerous offender within the meaning of s. 688 of the Criminal Code of Canada, R.S.C. 1970, c. C-34, and sentenced the accused for an indeterminate period of imprisonment - The court discussed the application of s. 688 of the Code and the purpose of an indeterminate period of detention - See paragraphs 1 to 20.

Statutes Noticed:

Criminal Code of Canada, R.S.C. 1970, c. C-34, sect. 85 [para. 12]; sect. 695.1(1) [para. 18]; sect. 688 [para. 2].

Authors and Works Noticed:

Ouimet Report, pp. 241 [para. 3]; 244 [para. 8]; 245 [para. 4]; 246 [para. 5].

Counsel:

B. Fontaine, for the Crown;

T. Richard and C. Meikle, for the defendant.

This case was heard before de WEERDT, J., of the Northwest Territories Supreme Court, who delivered the following judgment on July 15, 1982.

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