R. v. Mann, (1979) 2 Sask.R. 202 (CA)

Judge:Culliton, C.J.S., Hall and Bayda, JJ.A.
Court:Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan
Case Date:October 11, 1979
Jurisdiction:Saskatchewan
Citations:(1979), 2 Sask.R. 202 (CA)
 
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R. v. Mann (1979), 2 Sask.R. 202 (CA)

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R. v. Mann

(No. 8218)

Indexed As: R. v. Mann

Saskatchewan Court of Appeal

Culliton, C.J.S., Hall and Bayda, JJ.A.

October 11, 1979.

Summary:

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Motor Vehicles - Topic 4246

Offences - Reporting of offences to Provincial Government - Prohibition against making reports public - Charge of driving while disqualified contrary to s. 238(3) of the Criminal Code - The Crown offered a certificate of the Saskatchewan Registrar of Motor Vehicles to prove the absence of a licence issued to the accused - The certificate referred to a Criminal Code conviction of the accused reported to the Registrar by the convicting judge pursuant to s. 234(1) of the Vehicles Act - The accused alleged that the reference to his conviction in the Registrar's certificate constituted the making public of a report which was prohibited by s. 26(1) of the Vehicles Act - The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal held that such an inclusion in the Registrar's certificate was not "the making public of a report as contemplated by s. 26(1) of the Vehicles Act" - See paragraph 11.

Cases Noticed:

Walker v. R., [1939] S.C.R. 214, refd to. [para. 12].

Marshall v. R., [1961] S.C.R. 123, refd to. [para. 12].

Statutes Noticed:

Vehicles Act, R.S.S. 1978, c. P-3, sect. 26(1) [para. 6]; sect. 234(1) [para. 5].

Criminal Code of Canada, R.S.C. 1970, c. C-34, sect. 238(4) [para. 12].

Counsel:

Dr. M.C. Shumiatcher, Q.C., for the appellant;

D. Murray Brown, for the respondent.

This appeal was heard by CULLITON, C.J.S., HALL and BAYDA, JJ.A., of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal.

The judgment of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal was delivered by CULLITON, C.J.S., at Regina, Saskatchewan, on October 11, 1979.

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