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Mar 23, 2017

Supreme Court of Canada decision: Collateral Fact Rule

The Supreme Court of Canada released the following decision:

R. v. S.B., 2017 SCC 16, File no. 37042

(The trial judge rejected the Crown’s submission that collateral fact evidence is inadmissible; to the contrary, the trial judge asserted that such evidence is admissible to impugn credibility.  But that is not what the collateral fact rule has traditionally said.  We would allow the appeal and order a new trial on all the charges, for the reasons of Chief Justice Green.)


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