R. v. Plourde (J.-G.), (1993) 140 N.B.R.(2d) 273 (PC)

JudgeDesjardins, J.
CourtProvincial Court of New Brunswick (Canada)
Case DateSeptember 28, 1993
JurisdictionNew Brunswick
Citations(1993), 140 N.B.R.(2d) 273 (PC)

R. v. Plourde (J.-G.) (1993), 140 N.B.R.(2d) 273 (PC);

    140 R.N.-B.(2e) 273; 358 A.P.R. 273

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Her Majesty the Queen, on an information laid by Constable Chanel Roy, of the Grand Falls, N.B., Police Force v. Jean-Guy Plourde

(defendant)

Indexed As: R. v. Plourde (J.-G.)

New Brunswick Provincial Court

Desjardins, J.

September 28, 1993.

Summary:

A teacher used force to eject an insolent student from the classroom and make another one sit down. The teacher was charged with assault.

The New Brunswick Provincial Court acquitted the teacher.

Criminal Law - Topic 1421

Assaults - Defence - Child correction - A grade eight homeroom was in utter con­fusion at the Thomas-Albert High School - More precisely, two students made disrespectful remarks to the teacher - The latter used force to eject one of the stu­dents and to make the other sit down - The teacher is alleged to have pushed the first one against the blackboard and to have slapped the second one on the head - The teacher was charged with assault - The New Brunswick Provincial Court acquitted the teacher - The court held that the teacher had used force by way of correction and that the force did not exceed what was reasonable under the circumstances.

Education - Topic 5230

Students - Discipline of - Use of reason­able force by teacher - [See Criminal Law - Topic 1421 ].

Cases Noticed:

R. v. Imbeault (1977), 17 N.B.R.(2d) 234; 23 A.P.R. 234 (Co. Ct.), refd to. [para. 7].

R. v. Burtt (1986), 75 N.B.R.(2d) 259; 188 A.P.R. 259 (C.Q.B.T.D.), refd to. [para. 7].

R. v. Haberstock (1970), 1 C.C.C.(2d) 433 (Sask. C.A.), refd to. [para. 7].

R. v. Benoît (I.) (1989), 140 N.B.R.(2d) 210; 358 A.P.R. 210 (P.C.), consd. [para. 8].

R. v. Ogg-Moss, [1984] 2 S.C.R. 173; 54 N.R. 81; 5 O.A.C. 81; 41 C.R.(3d) 297, consd. [para. 8].

R. v. Campeau (1951), 103 C.C.C. 355; 14 C.R. 202 (Qué. C.A.), refd to. [para. 9].

Statutes Noticed:

Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46, sect. 43 [para. 7]; sect. 266(b) [para. 2].

Counsel:

Jocelyne Moreau-Bérubé, for the Crown;

Richard Bell, for the accused.

This action was heard in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, before Desjardins, J., of the New Brunswick Provincial Court.

Desjardins, J., delivered the following decision orally on September 28, 1993.

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    • New Brunswick Provincial Court of New Brunswick (Canada)
    • August 15, 1994
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  • Canadian Foundation for Children, Youth and the Law v. Canada (Attorney General), (2004) 315 N.R. 201 (SCC)
    • Canada
    • Canada (Federal) Supreme Court (Canada)
    • January 30, 2004
    ...to. [para. 153]. R. v. Graham (D.) (1995), 160 N.B.R.(2d) 306; 412 A.P.R. 306 (T.D.), refd to. [para. 154]. R. v. Plourde (J.-G.) (1993), 140 N.B.R.(2d) 273; 358 A.P.R. 273 (Prov. Ct.), refd to. [para. R. v. Caouette, [2002] Q.J. No. 1055 (C.Q.), refd to. [para. 156]. R. v. Gallant (R.J.) (......
  • Canadian Foundation for Children, Youth and the Law v. Canada (Attorney General), (2004) 183 O.A.C. 1 (SCC)
    • Canada
    • Canada (Federal) Supreme Court (Canada)
    • January 30, 2004
    ...to. [para. 153]. R. v. Graham (D.) (1995), 160 N.B.R.(2d) 306; 412 A.P.R. 306 (T.D.), refd to. [para. 154]. R. v. Plourde (J.-G.) (1993), 140 N.B.R.(2d) 273; 358 A.P.R. 273 (Prov. Ct.), refd to. [para. R. v. Caouette, [2002] Q.J. No. 1055 (C.Q.), refd to. [para. 156]. R. v. Gallant (R.J.) (......
  • R. v. Wood (D.), (1995) 176 A.R. 223 (ProvCt)
    • Canada
    • Provincial Court of Alberta (Canada)
    • October 5, 1995
    ...43 C.R.(3d) 70 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 10]. R. v. Vivian, [1992] B.C.J. No. 2190 (S.C.), refd to. [para. 14]. R. v. Plourde (J.-G.) (1993), 140 N.B.R.(2d) 273; 358 A.P.R. 273 (Prov. Ct.), refd to. [para. R. v. Ogg-Moss, [1984] 2 S.C.R. 173; 54 N.R. 81; 5 O.A.C. 81, refd to. [para. 14]. Stat......
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    • Canada
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    • August 15, 1994
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