R. v. Simon, (1982) 38 A.R. 377 (NWTSC)

Judgede Weerdt, J.
CourtSupreme Court of Northwest Territories (Canada)
Case DateApril 23, 1982
JurisdictionNorthwest Territories
Citations(1982), 38 A.R. 377 (NWTSC)

R. v. Simon (1982), 38 A.R. 377 (NWTSC)

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R. v. Simon

Indexed As: R. v. Simon

Northwest Territories Supreme Court

de Weerdt, J.

April 23, 1982

Summary:

The accused was convicted of an indictable offence. The Crown applied under s. 688 of the Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1970, c. C-34, for a finding that the accused was a dangerous offender and for a sentence to be imposed upon him accordingly. The Crown then applied under s. 691 for a direction that the accused attend before a psychiatrist for observation. The Crown requested an adjournment of the s. 688 application. The accused applied to have both of the Crown applications dismissed. The Northwest Territories Supreme Court allowed the s. 691 application, adjourned the s. 688 application and dismissed the application of the accused.

Civil Rights - Topic 3601

Detention and imprisonment - Arbitrary detention - What constitutes - Canadian Bill of Rights, R.S.C. 1970, App. III, s. 2(a) - The Crown applied under s. 691 of the Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1970, c. C-34, to have an accused examined by a psychiatrist before sentencing and the Crown requested an adjournment of a sentencing application - The accused submitted that his further detention for an adjournment was unwarranted and arbitrary - The Northwest Territories Supreme Court allowed the examination application under s. 691 and adjourned the sentencing application - The court held that the continued detention of the accused was pursuant to specific authorization and that the adjournment was reasonable and justifiable - See paragraphs 15, 16, 24.

Cases Noticed:

R. v. Roestad, [1972] 1 O.R. 814; 19 C.R.N.S. 190 (Ont. Co. Ct.), consd. [para. 14].

R. v. Smythe (1971), 3 C.C.C.(2d) 98, affirmed 3 C.C.C.(2d) 97 (Ont. C.A.), affirmed [1971] S.C.R. 680; 3 C.C.C.(2d) 366; 16 C.R.N.S. 147; 19 D.L.R.(3d) 480, consd. [para. 14].

Isbrandtsen Co., Inc. v. United States (1951), 96 F. Suppl. 883, consd. [para. 18].

Levitz v. Ryan, [1972] 3 O.R. 783; 9 C.C.C.(2d) 182; 29 D.L.R.(3d) 519 (C.A.), affirming [1972] 1 O.R. 453; 5 C.C.C.(2d) 417 (Co. Ct.), consd. [para. 18].

Quinion v. Horne, [1906] 1 Ch.D. 596, consd. [para. 19].

R. v. Carleton, [1981] 6 W.W.R. 148; 32 A.R. 181; 23 C.R.(3d) 129 (Alta. C.A.), consd. [para. 27].

R. v. Hall (1981), 26 A.R. 318; 16 A.L.R.(2d) 289 (C.A.), consd. [para. 27].

R. v. Jackson (1981), 46 N.S.R.(2d) 92; 89 A.P.R. 92; 23 C.R.(3d) 4 (N.S.C.A.), consd. [para. 27].

Statutes Noticed:

Canadian Bill of Rights, R.S.C. 1970, App. III, sect. 2(a) [para. 12].

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (1982), sect. 1, sect. 9 [para. 12].

Criminal Code of Canada, R.S.C. 1970, c. C-34, sect. 687 [para. 25]; sect. 688 [para. 1]; sect. 689 [para. 3]; sect. 691 [para. 1].

Authors and Works Noticed:

Tarnopolsky, Walter, The Canadian Bill of Rights (2nd Rev. Ed.), p. 235 [para. 13].

Counsel:

B. Fontaine and M.D. Gates, for the Crown;

J.E. Richard and C. Meikle, for the accused.

These applications were heard before de WEERDT, J., of the Northwest Territories Supreme Court, who delivered the following judgment on April 23, 1982.

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    ...v. Johnston, [1965] 3 C.C.C. 42 (Man. C.A.), ref'd to. [para. 60]. Wilband v. R., [1967] 2 C.C.C. 6, ref'd to. [para. 61]. R. v. Simon (1982), 38 A.R. 377; 68 C.C.C.(2d) 86, folld. [para. Ex parte Matticks (1972), 10 C.C.C.(2d) 438, ref'd to. [para. 69]. R. v. Simon (No. 2) (1982), 38 A.R. ......
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    ...States v. Garcia, 496 F.2d 670, refd to. [paras. 43, 93]. United States v. McCain, 556 F.2d 253, refd to. [paras. 43, 93]. R. v. Simon (1982), 38 A.R. 377; 68 C.C.C.(2d) 86, refd to. [para. R. v. Manninen (1983), 1 O.A.C. 199; 8 C.C.C.(3d) 193, refd to. [para. 58]. Queen, The v. Wray (1970)......
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    • Canada
    • Ontario Court of Appeal (Ontario)
    • April 13, 1984
    ...v. Johnston, [1965] 3 C.C.C. 42 (Man. C.A.), ref'd to. [para. 60]. Wilband v. R., [1967] 2 C.C.C. 6, ref'd to. [para. 61]. R. v. Simon (1982), 38 A.R. 377; 68 C.C.C.(2d) 86, folld. [para. Ex parte Matticks (1972), 10 C.C.C.(2d) 438, ref'd to. [para. 69]. R. v. Simon (No. 2) (1982), 38 A.R. ......
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    • Ontario Court of Appeal (Ontario)
    • April 11, 1984
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