Paul Montgrand v. Her Majesty the Queen

(Saskatchewan) (Criminal) (By Leave)


Criminal law - Appeals.


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Criminal Law – Appeal – Leave to Appeal – Whether applicant raises a legal issue – Whether issue is of public importance

The applicant pleaded guilty to manslaughter in relation to the fatal stabbing of his wife. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. He appealed from his sentence on the ground that the Crown had agreed to a 15 year sentence. The Court of Appeal held that the alleged sentence agreement did not exist and life imprisonment was a fit sentence.