February 13th, 2020
R v SB 2019 Edmonton Queen’s Bench – New Peremptory Juror Challenges Only Apply For Offences Alleged After Amendments
Accused elected trial by Judge and Jury. Ahead of jury selection, defence filed application to determine whether the amendments abolishing peremptory challenges in s 269 of C-75, which took effect September 19, 2019, were retrospective or prospective in their effect. Accused argued the legislation affects substantive rights and therefore operates prospectively. Crown argued the amendment … Read More.