The appellant pleaded guilty to breaching a condition of his Long Term Supervision Order (LTSO). 

In the 2012 case of R v Ipeelee SCC 13 the Supreme Court of Canada also took the opportunity to reiterate important restorative sentencing principles from Gladue that had not been consistently followed in provincial and appellate courts. It expressly restates that 'restorative justice' is a sentencing principle which stands alongside 'traditional' principles of deterrence, rehabilitation and punishment such that in Canadian courts a balance must be struck.