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Access the largest collection of Canadian Criminal Cases and link directly to any section of the Criminal Code of Canada

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CriminalSource is Canada's largest collection of case law, annotations, and commentary from criminal law experts - all presented to you in every search.

CriminalSource provides a unique landing page that pulls together all the primary and secondary criminal information all in one place. Find your precise legal issue and understand all potential arguments in one research session versus weeks of piecing together research.

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WestlawNext Canada for Criminal Lawyers

Access an unmatched collection of reported and unreported Criminal and related cases exclusive to Westlaw Canada – including the Canadian Criminal Cases.

  • The complete collection of the Canadian Criminal Cases back to 1898 and ongoing (Editor-in-Chief: Marie Henein)
  • Includes Canadian Criminal Cases classification, headnotes, and summaries written by leading experts
  • All summaries from the Weekly Criminal Bulletin since 1977 and ongoing (Founding Editor-in-Chief: Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C., 1976-2014)
  • The complete collection of Criminal Reports back to 1946, and ongoing (Editor-in-Chief: Don Stuart)
  • Motor Vehicle Reports (1977-present)
  • Immigration Law Reporter (1987-present)

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Why Westlaw Canada?

CriminalSource is home to an unmatched collection of reported and unreported criminal and related cases exclusive to Westlaw Canada

Enhanced with Westlaw Canada search functionality

  1. Link directly from any section of the full-text Canadian Criminal Code to detailed commentary and annotations written by Canada’s leading criminal law experts.
  2. View Citing References so you can ensure you haven’t missed a case on point.
  3. Our exclusive collection of expertly drafted legal memos has your legal issue already researched and addressed.

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A national collection of full-text criminal jury charges that have been the subject of review by Courts of Appeal or the Supreme Court of Canada, accompanied by expert reviews of the appellate rulings and impugned charges.