Manasie Ipeelee v. Her Majesty the Queen (October 17, 2011)
Her Majesty the Queen v. Frank Ralph Ladue (October 17, 2011)
The main issue in these appeals concerns the sentencing of aboriginal offenders.
Manasie Ipeelee pleaded guilty to breaching his long-term supervision order to abstain from alcohol. He was arrested after he was riding a bicycle in an erratic manner down a major downtown street while he was intoxicated. Ipeelee was designated a long-term offender following his conviction for sexual assault causing bodily harm.
Frank Ladue was convicted of breaching his long-term supervision order after he was caught using cocaine and morphine at a halfway house in downtown Vancouver. The Crown is appealing his reduced sentence of one year from three years.