February 13th, 2020

New Peremptory Juror Challenges Only Apply For Offences Alleged After Amendments – R v SB 2019 Edmonton Queen’s Bench

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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.