Supreme Court of Canada Decision: Benefit of Lesser Punishment

The Supreme Court of Canada released the following decision 2019-10-11:

R. v. Poulin, 2019 SCC 47; File No. 37994

Case brief

(Constitutional law - Whether offender has right to benefit only of punishment applicable at time of offence and time of sentencing or right to benefit of any punishment applicable during the interval between those two times — Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, s. 11 (i).Criminal law - Whether Court should exercise discretion to hear appeal.)