R. v. McLellan, 2016 ONCA 215:
This court has made it clear that joint submissions must be carefully considered and should be followed absent an articulable basis upon which the trial judge concludes that the proposed sentence would bring the administration of justice into disrepute: see R. v. Cerasuolo (2001), 151 C.C.C. (3d) 445 (Ont. C.A.). While the appellant's terrible record and the distinct possibility, if not probability, that he will reoffend justified a substantial sentence, we do not agree that those concerns were not adequately reflected in the 7-year joint submission. The trial judge should, have followed the joint submission which was clearly the product of a careful consideration by counsel of the relevant circumstances, including the appellant's guilty pleas and the Crown's prospects for conviction absent guilty pleas.
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