R. v. Swanson, (1980) 25 A.R. 197 (NWTCA)

JudgeMorrow, Maddison and Lieberman, JJ.A.
CourtCourt of Appeal (Northwest Territories)
Case DateJune 23, 1980
JurisdictionNorthwest Territories
Citations(1980), 25 A.R. 197 (NWTCA)

R. v. Swanson (1980), 25 A.R. 197 (NWTCA)

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R. v. Swanson

(No. 350)

Indexed As: R. v. Swanson

Northwest Territories Court of Appeal

Morrow, Maddison and Lieberman, JJ.A.

June 23, 1980.

Summary:

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Criminal Law - Topic 5850

Sentence - Trafficking in a narcotic - Cocaine - 1/3 of a gram - 21 year old single male - Good work record - No criminal record - Six months probation imposed at trial already served - The Northwest Territories Court of Appeal sentenced the accused to six months imprisonment.

Cases Noticed:

R. v. Covlin (1976), 1 A.R. 32; 1 Alta. L.R.(2d) 123, consd. [para. 6].

Statutes Noticed:

Narcotic Control Act, R.S.C. 1970, c. N-1, sect. 4(1) [para. 1].

Counsel:

W.D. Delaney, for the appellant;

G. Carter, for the respondent.

This case was heard by MORROW, MADDISON and LIEBERMAN, JJ.A., of the Northwest Territories Court of Appeal.

On June 23, 1980, MORROW J.A., delivered the following judgment for the Court of Appeal.

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  • R v Brown, 2017 ABQB 191
    • Canada
    • Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta (Canada)
    • March 21, 2017
    ...twice imposed sentences of sentences of six months for trafficking in cocaine in 1980. One of these cases, R. v. Swanson, is reported in 25 A.R. 197. In my view, these sentences are out of line with what has been found to be a fit sentence for such offences and therefore must be disregarded......
  • R. v. Maskill, 29 AR 107
    • Canada
    • Alberta Court of Appeal (Alberta)
    • February 17, 1981
    ...and Sanchez (1975), 30 C.R.N.S. 367, refd to. [para. 12]. R. v. Bengert (1980), 52 C.C.C.(2d) 100, refd to. [para. 13]. R. v. Swanson (1981), 25 A.R. 197, refd to. [para. Statutes Noticed: Narcotic Control Act, R.S.C. 1970, c. N-1, Schedule 2 [paras. 2, 7]. Counsel: A.D. Pringle, for the ap......
  • R. v. Shusterman (B.T.), [2012] B.C.T.C. Uned. 362
    • Canada
    • British Columbia Supreme Court of British Columbia (Canada)
    • March 9, 2012
    ...is seen to be an endemic problem in a given community, courts may be inclined to impose more deterrent sentences (see: R. v. Swanson (1980), 25 A.R. 197 (N.W.T.C.A.), where an offender was given six months' incarceration for trafficking in a one-third gram of cocaine in a community where su......
  • R. v. Bearns, (1989) 77 Nfld. & P.E.I.R. 103 (NFCA)
    • Canada
    • Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal (Newfoundland)
    • June 22, 1989
    ...sentence of 18 months' imprisonment. Cases Noticed: R. v. Couves (1982), 9 W.C.B. 49 (B.C.C.A.), consd. [para. 8]. R. v. Swanson (1980), 25 A.R. 197 (N.W.T.C.A.), consd. [para. 8]. R. v. Aikens (1981), 33 N.B.R.(2d) 630; 80 A.P.R. 630, consd. [para. 9]. R. v. Millis (1984), 57 N.B.R.(2d) 86......
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7 cases
  • R v Brown, 2017 ABQB 191
    • Canada
    • Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta (Canada)
    • March 21, 2017
    ...twice imposed sentences of sentences of six months for trafficking in cocaine in 1980. One of these cases, R. v. Swanson, is reported in 25 A.R. 197. In my view, these sentences are out of line with what has been found to be a fit sentence for such offences and therefore must be disregarded......
  • R. v. Maskill, 29 AR 107
    • Canada
    • Alberta Court of Appeal (Alberta)
    • February 17, 1981
    ...and Sanchez (1975), 30 C.R.N.S. 367, refd to. [para. 12]. R. v. Bengert (1980), 52 C.C.C.(2d) 100, refd to. [para. 13]. R. v. Swanson (1981), 25 A.R. 197, refd to. [para. Statutes Noticed: Narcotic Control Act, R.S.C. 1970, c. N-1, Schedule 2 [paras. 2, 7]. Counsel: A.D. Pringle, for the ap......
  • R. v. Shusterman (B.T.), [2012] B.C.T.C. Uned. 362
    • Canada
    • British Columbia Supreme Court of British Columbia (Canada)
    • March 9, 2012
    ...is seen to be an endemic problem in a given community, courts may be inclined to impose more deterrent sentences (see: R. v. Swanson (1980), 25 A.R. 197 (N.W.T.C.A.), where an offender was given six months' incarceration for trafficking in a one-third gram of cocaine in a community where su......
  • R. v. Bearns, (1989) 77 Nfld. & P.E.I.R. 103 (NFCA)
    • Canada
    • Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal (Newfoundland)
    • June 22, 1989
    ...sentence of 18 months' imprisonment. Cases Noticed: R. v. Couves (1982), 9 W.C.B. 49 (B.C.C.A.), consd. [para. 8]. R. v. Swanson (1980), 25 A.R. 197 (N.W.T.C.A.), consd. [para. 8]. R. v. Aikens (1981), 33 N.B.R.(2d) 630; 80 A.P.R. 630, consd. [para. 9]. R. v. Millis (1984), 57 N.B.R.(2d) 86......
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