February 13th, 2020
Peremptory Juror Challenge Amendments Have Prospective Effect Only – R v Levaillant 2019 Edmonton Queen’s Bench
Accused elected trial by Judge and Jury in November 2018 and argued that the amendments to the Code abolishing peremptory challenges affect substantive rights and do not apply to retrospectively. Crown argued the amendments affect only procedural rights and apply retrospectively from September 19, 2019. Held: The amendments to peremptory challenges in Bill C-75 operate … Read More.