'Stand By' for Confusion
Charter, Section 7, Principles of Fundamental Justice, Procedural Fairness, Right to Trial by Jury, Retrospective Criminality
In June 2019, the Criminal Code jury selection procedures were dramatically changed by Bill C-75, and those changes came into force on September 19, 2019. The elimination of preemptory challenges and changes to challenges for cause will have the most obvious impact, but this article will explore a different issue: the trial judge's ability to have a juror "stand by".
Stephen Coughlan, "'Stand By' for Confusion" (2019) 57 CR (7th) 89.