R. v. McKay, (1979) 5 Sask.R. 214 (CA)

JudgeCulliton, C.J.S., Woods and Hall, JJ.A.
CourtCourt of Appeal for Saskatchewan
Case DateMarch 27, 1979
JurisdictionSaskatchewan
Citations(1979), 5 Sask.R. 214 (CA)

R. v. McKay (1979), 5 Sask.R. 214 (CA)

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R. v. McKay

(8184)

Indexed As: R. v. McKay

Saskatchewan Court of Appeal

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

March 27, 1979.

Summary:

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Criminal Law - Topic 8

Attorney General - Deputy Attorney General defined - The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal stated that the deputy of the Attorney General in section 2 of the Criminal Code of Canada included all persons appointed to act on behalf of the Attorney General - See paragraphs 10 and 11.

Criminal Law - Topic 4486

Procedure - Trials - Stay of proceedings - The accused was charged with a breathalyzer offence - At trial Crown counsel attempted to stay the proceedings - The trial judge held that without proof of instructions from the Attorney General to direct the stay, Crown counsel as agent of the Attorney General lacked authority to make such an order - Crown counsel then asked for an adjournment which was refused, and the trial judge dismissed the charge against the accused - The Crown appealed the trial judge's ruling on the authority of Crown counsel to direct a stay - The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal allowed the appeal and held that Crown counsel had all the necessary and incidental powers of an agent of the Attorney General, which included the power to direct a stay of proceedings - The Court of Appeal further held that a direction to enter a stay of the proceedings is made to the clerk of the court not a judge and that the clerk does not have any discretion in the matter - See paragraphs 11 and 12.

Words and Phrases

Deputy Attorney General - The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal discussed the meaning of the words "deputy of the said Attorney General" as defined in section 2 of the Criminal Code of Canada, R.S.C. 1970, c. C-34.

Cases Noticed:

R. v. Harrison (1976), 8 N.R. 47; 28 C.C.C.(2d) 279, appl'd. [para. 8].

R. v. Rourke, [1975] 6 W.W.R. 591, ref'd to. [para. 12].

R. v. Velvick (1977), 33 C.C.C.(2d) 447, ref'd to. [para. 12].

Statutes Noticed:

Criminal Code of Canada, R.S.C. 1970, c. C-34, sect. 2 [para. 11]; sect. 508(1) [para. 7]; sect. 605(1) [para. 8]; sect. 732.1 [para. 6].

Counsel:

D. Murray Brown, for the appellant;

Respondent in person.

This appeal was heard on March 20, 1979, by CULLITON, C.J.S., WOODS and HALL, JJ.A., of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal.

On March 27, 1979, CULLITON, C.J.S., delivered the following judgment for the Court of Appeal.

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  • Whitehead v. Ferris, (1989) 76 Sask.R. 78 (QB)
    • Canada
    • Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan
    • February 28, 1989
    ...that the courts had no jurisdiction to interfere with the exercise of that discretion. Cases Noticed: R. v. McKay, [1979] 4 W.W.R. 90; 5 Sask.R. 214 (C.A.), folld. [para. R. v. Allen (1862), 9 Cox C.C. 120; 121 E.R. 929, folld. [para. 4]. Statutes Noticed: Canadian Charter of Rights and Fre......
  • R. v. Hamilton, (1991) 96 Sask.R. 278 (QB)
    • Canada
    • Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan
    • November 27, 1991
    ...jurisdiction to launch the appeal - Accordingly, the court lacked jurisdiction - See paragraphs 20 to 39. Cases Noticed: R. v. McKay (1979), 5 Sask.R. 214; 9 C.R.(3d) 378 (C.A.), refd to. [para. R. v. Harrison, [1977] 1 S.C.R. 238; 8 N.R. 47, refd to. [para. 31]. Statutes Noticed: Criminal ......
  • R. v. Light (R.C.) and Hull (R.B.), (1993) 21 B.C.A.C. 241 (CA)
    • Canada
    • British Columbia Court of Appeal of British Columbia
    • March 9, 1992
    ...C.C.C.(3d) 449; 79 C.R.(3d) 273; 49 C.R.R. 1; 74 D.L.R.(4th) 355; 75 O.R.(2d) 673, refd to. [para. 104]. R. v. McKay, [1979] 4 W.W.R. 90; 5 Sask.R. 214; 9 C.R.(3d) 378 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 111]. R. v. Simpson and Ochs, [1988] 1 S.C.R. 3; 81 N.R. 267; 38 C.C.C.(3d) 481; [1988] 2 W.W.R. 38......
  • Osiowy v. Linn, (1988) 67 Sask.R. 215 (QB)
    • Canada
    • Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan
    • April 22, 1988
    ...15 of the Charter. Cases Noticed: R. v. Harrison, [1976] 3 W.W.R. 536; 8 N.R. 74, refd to. [para. 7]. R. v. McKay, [1979] 4 W.W.R. 90; 5 Sask.R. 214 (C.A.), refd to. [para. Re Hamilton and The Queen (1986), 30 C.C.C.(3d) 65 (B.C.S.C.), refd to. [para. 17]. Re Baker and The Queen (1986), 26 ......
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  • Whitehead v. Ferris, (1989) 76 Sask.R. 78 (QB)
    • Canada
    • Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan
    • February 28, 1989
    ...that the courts had no jurisdiction to interfere with the exercise of that discretion. Cases Noticed: R. v. McKay, [1979] 4 W.W.R. 90; 5 Sask.R. 214 (C.A.), folld. [para. R. v. Allen (1862), 9 Cox C.C. 120; 121 E.R. 929, folld. [para. 4]. Statutes Noticed: Canadian Charter of Rights and Fre......
  • R. v. Hamilton, (1991) 96 Sask.R. 278 (QB)
    • Canada
    • Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan
    • November 27, 1991
    ...jurisdiction to launch the appeal - Accordingly, the court lacked jurisdiction - See paragraphs 20 to 39. Cases Noticed: R. v. McKay (1979), 5 Sask.R. 214; 9 C.R.(3d) 378 (C.A.), refd to. [para. R. v. Harrison, [1977] 1 S.C.R. 238; 8 N.R. 47, refd to. [para. 31]. Statutes Noticed: Criminal ......
  • R. v. Light (R.C.) and Hull (R.B.), (1993) 21 B.C.A.C. 241 (CA)
    • Canada
    • British Columbia Court of Appeal of British Columbia
    • March 9, 1992
    ...C.C.C.(3d) 449; 79 C.R.(3d) 273; 49 C.R.R. 1; 74 D.L.R.(4th) 355; 75 O.R.(2d) 673, refd to. [para. 104]. R. v. McKay, [1979] 4 W.W.R. 90; 5 Sask.R. 214; 9 C.R.(3d) 378 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 111]. R. v. Simpson and Ochs, [1988] 1 S.C.R. 3; 81 N.R. 267; 38 C.C.C.(3d) 481; [1988] 2 W.W.R. 38......
  • Osiowy v. Linn, (1988) 67 Sask.R. 215 (QB)
    • Canada
    • Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan
    • April 22, 1988
    ...15 of the Charter. Cases Noticed: R. v. Harrison, [1976] 3 W.W.R. 536; 8 N.R. 74, refd to. [para. 7]. R. v. McKay, [1979] 4 W.W.R. 90; 5 Sask.R. 214 (C.A.), refd to. [para. Re Hamilton and The Queen (1986), 30 C.C.C.(3d) 65 (B.C.S.C.), refd to. [para. 17]. Re Baker and The Queen (1986), 26 ......
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