R. v. D.W., 2005 NUCJ 20

JudgeJohnson, J.
CourtNunavut Court of Justice (Canada)
Case DateAugust 23, 2005
JurisdictionNunavut
Citations2005 NUCJ 20;[2005] Nunavut Cases 20 (CJ)

R. v. D.W., [2005] Nunavut Cases 20 (CJ)

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Temp. Cite: [2005] Nunavut Cases TBEd. OC.009

D.W. (applicant) v. Her Majesty the Queen (respondent)

(21-04-78; 2005 NUCJ 20)

Indexed As: R. v. D.W.

Nunavut Court of Justice

Iqaluit

Johnson, J.

October 7, 2005.

Summary:

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Editor's Note: Certain names in the following case have been initialized or the case otherwise edited to prevent the disclosure of identities where required by law, publication ban, Maritime Law Book's editorial policy or otherwise.

Civil Rights - Topic 3133

Trials - Due process, fundamental justice and fair hearings - Criminal and quasi-criminal proceedings - Right of accused to make full answer and defence - See paragraphs 1 to 50.

Civil Rights - Topic 3157

Trials - Due process, fundamental justice and fair hearings - Criminal and quasi-criminal proceedings - Right to just and fair trial - See paragraphs 1 to 50.

Civil Rights - Topic 3265

Trials - Due process, fundamental justice and fair hearings - Speedy trial - Accused's right to - What constitutes "within a reasonable time" - See paragraphs 1 to 50.

Civil Rights - Topic 4908

Presumption of innocence - General principles - Circumstances infringing presumption - See paragraphs 1 to 50.

Civil Rights - Topic 8374

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - Denial of rights - Remedies - Stay of proceedings - See paragraphs 1 to 50.

Criminal Law - Topic 4505

Procedure - Trial - Special duties of Crown - Duty to disclose evidence prior to trial - See paragraphs 1 to 50.

Cases Noticed:

R. v. Stinchcombe, [1991] 3 S.C.R. 326; 130 N.R. 277; 120 A.R. 161; 8 W.A.C. 161; 8 C.R.(4th) 277, refd to. [para. 1].

R. v. Morin, [1992] 1 S.C.R. 771; 134 N.R. 321; 53 O.A.C. 241; 8 C.R.R.(2d) 193, refd to. [para. 1].

R. v. Unka (R.T.), [2005] Northwest Terr. Cases 15; 2005 NWTSC 15, refd to. [para. 16].

R. v. Cook (D.W.), [1997] 1 S.C.R. 1113; 210 N.R. 197; 188 N.B.R.(2d) 161; 480 A.P.R. 161; 7 C.R.(5th) 51, refd to. [para. 19].

R. v. Luong, 2005 ONCJ 5, refd to. [para. 21].

R. v. Khan (2005), 24 C.R.(6th) 48 (Ont. Sup. Ct.), refd to. [para. 21].

R. v. L.A.T. (1993), 64 O.A.C. 380; 84 C.C.C.(3d) 90; 18 C.R.R.(2d) 235 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 21].

R. v. O'Connor (H.P.), [1995] 4 S.C.R. 411; 191 N.R. 1; 68 B.C.A.C. 1; 112 W.A.C. 1; 33 C.R.R.(2d) 1, refd to. [para. 25].

R. v. Spence, [1993] M.J. No. 185 (Prov. Ct.), refd to. [para. 31].

R. v. Askov, Hussey, Melo and Gugliotta, [1990] 2 S.C.R. 1199; 113 N.R. 241; 42 O.A.C. 81; 59 C.C.C.(3d) 449, refd to. [para. 33].

R. v. Carosella (N.), [1997] 1 S.C.R. 80; 207 N.R. 321; 98 O.A.C. 81; 112 C.C.C.(3d) 289, refd to. [para. 39].

R. v. La (H.K.) et al., [1997] 2 S.C.R. 680; 213 N.R. 1; 200 A.R. 81; 146 W.A.C. 81; 8 C.R.(5th) 155, refd to. [para. 40].

R. v. Dixon (S.), [1998] 1 S.C.R. 244; 222 N.R. 243; 166 N.S.R.(2d) 241; 498 A.P.R. 241; 122 C.C.C.(3d) 1, refd to. [para. 41].

Counsel:

Susan Cooper, for the applicant;

Christine Gagnon, for the respondent.

This case was heard on August 23, 2005, by Johnson, J., of the Nunavut Court of Justice, who released the following judgment on October 7, 2005.

Please note: The following judgment has not been edited.

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