Supreme Court of Canada Decision: Surcharge as Punishment

The Supreme Court of Canada released the following decision today:

R. v. Boudreault, 2018 SCC 58; File No. 37427, 37774, 37782, 37783

Case brief

(Whether surcharge constitutes punishment that is cruel and unusual — Whether surcharge infringes right to liberty and security of person in manner that is overbroad — Appropriate remedy — Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, ss. 1 , 7 , 12  — Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C‑46, s. 737 .)