February 13th, 2020
New Peremptory Juror Challenges Only Apply For Offences Alleged After Amendments – R v SB 2019 Edmonton Queen’s Bench
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.