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SCC Decision: February 8, 2008

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British Columbia v. Zastowny, 2008 SCC 4
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(Damages / Past and future wage loss / ex turpi defence)
Z was sexually assaulted by a prison official while imprisoned.  After his release, he became addicted to heroin and a repeat offender.  A psychologist testified that the assaults caused Z to start using heroin and exacerbated his criminal behaviour.  The Supreme Court held that Z is not entitled to lost wage compensation for periods of incarceration, and that future wages could be discounted for an increased risk of recidivism.
Majority/Concurring: 9/0