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C.R. - Criminal Reports (Canada)

  • Jurisdiction: Canada
  • Dates covered: 1946-

Related Citation: C.C.C., Crim. L.R.


Since 1946.

Continued as a distinct, new series from 1967 to 1978 but also known as the Second Series or C.R. (2d) and, regrettably (because it is not standard practise), as: C.R.N.S. (for Criminal Reports, New Series) instead of the more appropriate C.R. (N.S.)

Third Series from 1978 to 1990 and Fourth Series from 1991 to 1996.

The Fifth Series started in 1997 and ran until 2002.

The Sixth Series is ongoing as of 2009.

Carswell's (now Westlaw Canada) primary printed criminal law reports for Canada.

Main competitor: rival Canada Law Book's C.C.C.

French title: Recueil de jurisprudence en droit criminel.

Sample citation:

R. v. Morgentaler 25 C.R. (4th) 179 (1993, SCC)

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