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SCC Decision: May 1, 2008

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Research articles : 
R. v. Mathieu, 2008 SCC 21
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(Criminal / Sentencing)
The Court concurrently considered a number of appeals involving sentencing of accuseds who had all been detained for significant periods before being sentenced. The Court held that the term of imprisonment is the term imposed by the judge at the time of sentence, and that pre-sentence custody is not part of the sentence, but is a factor taken into account by the judge in determining the sentence. 
Majority/Concurring: 7/0