Oland appeal

A Supreme Court of Canada decision on a high-profile case involving Dennis Oland breaks new ground on bail eligibility in appeal matters.

The high court ruled Oland was wrongly denied bail pending his appeal of his murder conviction. The decision has no immediate effect on his case since he is free now on bail after the conviction was overturned. However, the ruling will likely have an effect on other appeal cases involving major crimes across Canada where standards for bail have been mixed.