Martin's Pocket Criminal Code, 2020 Edition
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-9076-7
Product Type: Book S.O. Annual/biannual/biennial
Anticip. Upkeep Cost: Annual volumes supplied on standing order subscription
Number of Pages: Approximately 1650 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2019-08-12
Publisher: Canada Law Book
Price: Price TBD

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Martin's Pocket Criminal Code contains complete text of the Criminal Code

Martin's Pocket Criminal Code contains:

  • Complete text of the Criminal Code
  • Regularly used Forms of Charges for the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

It also includes:

  • Youth Criminal Justice Act
  • Canada Evidence Act
  • Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act
  • Interpretation Act
  • Firearms Actt
  • Identification of Criminals Act

New in this edition

Legislative highlights feature all of the latest legislative amendments including:

Criminal Code of Canada amended by:

  • Cannabis Act, S.C. 2018, c. 16 (former Bill C-45) – The much-anticipated legalization of marihuana took place in 2018, which resulted in amendments not only to the Code, but also to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Firearms Act, and the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
  • An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences related to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, S.C. 2018, c. 21 (former Bill C-46) – This amending statute effectively replaced and modernized Canada’s regime of driving offences.
  • An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Department of Justice Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act, S.C. 2018, c. 29 (former Bill C-51) – Amendments in this enactment aim to enhance and update Code provisions deemed obsolete, redundant or risky in light of the Charter, as well as to modify particular Code provisions concerning sexual assault.
  • An Act to amend the Export and Import Permits Act and the Criminal Code (amendments permitting the accession to the Arms Trade Treaty and other amendments), S.C. 2018, c. 26 (former Bill C-47).
  • Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1, S.C. 2018, c. 12 (former Bill C-74), and Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2, S.C. 2018, c. 27 (former Bill C-86).
  • Expungement of Historically Unjust Convictions Act, S.C. 2018, c. 11 (former Bill C-66).
About the Author

Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C., was a leading criminal defence lawyer in Canada and founding partner in the Toronto law firm of Greenspan Partners. He acted in some of Canada’s highest profile cases and was an acclaimed author and lecturer.

The Honourable Justice Marc Rosenberg was called to the bar of Ontario in 1976 and practised criminal law almost exclusively until being appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 1995. He served as Director of the Criminal Lawyers' Association from 1987 to 1991 and was actively involved in the Association's educational programs for many years. He wrote many articles and papers mostly related to criminal law, evidence and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Marie Henein, LL.B., LL.M., of Henein Hutchison, LLP, practises in the areas of criminal law and administrative law at both the trial and appellate levels. One of the leading criminal lawyers, she is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in criminal litigation and was the co-director of the Osgoode Hall Law School part time LL.M. program. Ms. Henein is the past President of the Advocates' Society and has lectured extensively in the area of criminal law.