Contemporaneity at heart of Ontario Court of Appeal murder decision

By John L. Hill (June 8, 2023, 10:35 AM EDT) -- One of the first things a law student learns in a criminal law class is that there is no crime unless the accused had the mens rea at the same time the criminal act was committed. This has become known as the contemporaneity principle. The Criminal Code in s. 229 encompasses that principle in defining culpable homicide as murder....
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