R. v. P.A., (1982) 38 A.R. 539 (ProvCt)

Judge:Bowker, J.
Court:Provincial Court (Alberta)
Case Date:July 16, 1982
Jurisdiction:Alberta
Citations:(1982), 38 A.R. 539 (ProvCt)
 
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R. v. P.A. (1982), 38 A.R. 539 (ProvCt)

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R. v. P.A.

(05 74 90)

Indexed As: R. v. P.A.

Alberta Provincial Court

Juvenile Division

Bowker, J.

July 16, 1982

Summary:

The Crown applied under s. 9(1) of the Juvenile Delinquents Act, R.S.C. 1970, c. J-3, to have a juvenile proceeded against by way of indictment in the ordinary courts. The Alberta Provincial Court, Juvenile Division, dismissed the application.

Criminal Law - Topic 8790

Juveniles - Transfer out of Juvenile Court - Considerations - For good of child or community - A juvenile was charged with attempted murder and with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose - The juvenile did not have a previous record or history of abnormal behaviour - The Alberta Provincial Court, Juvenile Division, held that it was for the good of the child and the community that he should be tried under the juvenile judicial system, because the best treatment that could be provided to the juvenile was under the juvenile judicial system - See paragraphs 23 to 31.

Criminal Law - Topic 8789

Juveniles - Transfer out of Juvenile Court - Considerations - General - The Alberta Provincial Court, Juvenile Division, generally discussed factors, which may be considered in determining whether a juvenile should be proceeded against by way of indictment - See paragraphs 8 to 30.

Cases Noticed:

A.G. of B.C. v. Smith, [1967] S.C.R. 702; 65 D.L.R.(2d) 82, consd. [para. 5].

R. v. J. (1980), 55 C.C.C. 414, consd. [para. 7].

R. v. S.P. (1979), 5 R.F.L.(2d) 118, consd. [para. 8].

R. v. G.D. (1981), 28 A.R. 562 (Alta. Q.B.), consd. [para. 9].

R. v. Z. (1982), 63 C.C.C.(2d) 515 (Man. Q.B.), consd. [para. 9].

R. v. A.I.K. (1982), 64 C.C.C.(2d) 450; 14 Man. R. 63 (Man. Q.B.), consd. [para. 9].

Re Mezzo, [1974] 2 W.W.R. 699 (Man. P.C.), consd. [para. 11].

Shingoose v. R., [1967] S.C.R. 298 (S.C.C.), consd. [para. 11].

R. v. Arbuckle (1967), 59 W.W.R.(N.S.) 605 (B.C.C.A.), consd. [para. 11].

Re Liefso, [1966] 1 C.C.C. 227 (Ont. H.C.), consd. [para. 13].

R. v. Boisvert (1982), 63 C.C.C.(2d) 362 (Que. C.A.), consd. [para. 14].

R. v. T.A., [1979] 5 W.W.R. 535 (Alta. Juv. Ct.), consd. [paras. 14 and 27].

R. v. Proctor (1969), 69 W.W.R.(N.S.) 754, consd. [para. 16].

R. v. Pagee (1963), 41 W.W.R.(N.S.) 189 (Man. Q.B.), consd. [para. 25].

R. v. H., [1979] 5 W.W.R. 539 (B.C.S.C.), consd. [para. 27].

Statutes Noticed:

Criminal Code of Canada, R.S.C. 1970, c. C-34, sect. 85, sect. 222 [para. 2].

Juvenile Delinquents Act, R.S.C. 1970, c. J-3, sect. 9(1) [para. 2]; sect. 37, sect. 38 [para. 13].

Authors and Works Noticed:

Morley, "Transfer of Children to Ordinary Courts" (1979), 5 Queen's L.J. 288 [para. 13].

Counsel:

K. Woroby, for the Crown;

Ian Baker and Peter Purdon, for the juvenile.

This application was heard before BOWKER, J., of the Alberta Provincial Court, Juvenile Division, who delivered the following judgment on July 16, 1982.

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