United States of America v. Cameron et al., (2015) 370 B.C.A.C. 179 (CA)

JudgeKirkpatrick, Chiasson and Goepel, JJ.A.
CourtCourt of Appeal (British Columbia)
Case DateFebruary 06, 2015
JurisdictionBritish Columbia
Citations(2015), 370 B.C.A.C. 179 (CA);2015 BCCA 145

USA v. Cameron (2015), 370 B.C.A.C. 179 (CA);

    635 W.A.C. 179

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Temp. Cite: [2015] B.C.A.C. TBEd. AP.007

The Attorney General of Canada on behalf of the United States of America (respondent) v. Sean William Doak (applicant)

(CA040087)

The Attorney General of Canada on behalf of the United States of America (respondent) v. Sean William Doak (appellant)

(CA040726; 2015 BCCA 145)

Indexed As: United States of America v. Cameron et al.

British Columbia Court of Appeal

Kirkpatrick, Chiasson and Goepel, JJ.A.

April 8, 2015.

Summary:

Doak appealed an order of committal made by Holmes, J., under the Extradition Act, S.C. 1999, c. 18 (see [2013] B.C.T.C. Uned. 224). He also sought judicial review of an order of surrender to the United States of America issued by the Minister of Justice. Doak was alleged to have participated in a drug trafficking conspiracy. He submitted that: (1) the extradition judge failed to properly apply the test for committal as set out in the United States of America v. Ferras (2006 S.C.C.); (2) the extradition judge erred in refusing to allow him to call evidence at the committal hearing; (3) the Minister's decision to order his surrender was not reasonable; and (4) the Minister should have refused surrender on the basis of the undue and unreasonable delay, and the prejudicial effect thereof.

The British Columbia Court of Appeal dismissed both the appeal from the committal order and the application for judicial review of the surrender order.

Extradition - Topic 19

General - Bars to extradition - Delay - See paragraphs 62 to 68.

Extradition - Topic 22

General - Bars to extradition - Abuse of process - See paragraphs 62 to 68.

Extradition - Topic 2654

Evidence and procedure before examining judge - Evidence - General - Fugitive's right to call evidence - See paragraphs 48 to 56.

Extradition - Topic 2658

Evidence and procedure before examining judge - Evidence - General - Evidence required to ground proceedings - See paragraphs 34 to 47.

Extradition - Topic 2706

Evidence and procedure before examining judge - Procedure - Test for extradition - See paragraphs 34 to 47.

Extradition - Topic 3342

Surrender to demanding country - Conditions precedent - That surrender not be unjust or oppressive - See paragraphs 57 to 76.

Extradition - Topic 3384

Surrender to demanding country - Procedure - Due process and fundamental justice - See paragraphs 62 to 68.

Extradition - Topic 3947

Practice - Judicial review - Decision to surrender (incl. standard of review) - See paragraphs 69 to 76.

Cases Noticed:

United States of America et al. v. Ferras, [2006] 2 S.C.R. 77; 351 N.R. 1; 214 O.A.C. 326; 2006 SCC 33, refd to. [para. 2].

United States of America v. Shephard, [1977] 2 S.C.R. 1067; 9 N.R. 215, refd to. [para. 34].

United States of America v. Graham (2007), 243 B.C.A.C. 248; 401 W.A.C. 248; 2007 BCCA 345, refd to. [para. 41].

United States of America v. Lee (2009), 258 O.A.C. 72; 2009 ONCA 728, refd to. [para. 44].

Schmidt v. Canada et al., [1987] 1 S.C.R. 500; 76 N.R. 12; 20 O.A.C. 161; 39 D.L.R.(4th) 18, refd to. [para. 51].

Singh v. Canada (Attorney General) (2007), 238 B.C.A.C. 213; 393 W.A.C. 213; 2007 BCCA 157, refd to. [para. 51].

United States of America v. Lucero-Echegoyen (2013), 336 B.C.A.C. 188; 574 W.A.C. 188; 2013 BCCA 149, refd to. [para. 52].

Canada (Attorney General) v. Aziz (2013), 342 B.C.A.C. 305; 585 W.A.C. 305; 2013 BCCA 414, refd to. [para. 53].

United States of America v. Kwok, [2001] 1 S.C.R. 532; 267 N.R. 310; 145 O.A.C. 36; 2001 SCC 18, refd to. [para. 55].

Lake v. Canada (Minister of Justice), [2008] 1 S.C.R. 761; 373 N.R. 339; 236 O.A.C. 371; 2008 SCC 23, refd to. [para. 60].

Argentina (Republic) v. Mellino, [1987] 1 S.C.R. 536; 76 N.R. 51; 80 A.R. 1, refd to. [para. 65].

United States of America v. Allard and Charette, [1987] 1 S.C.R. 564; 75 N.R. 260; 8 Q.A.C. 178, refd to. [para. 65].

United States of America v. Johnstone (2013), 333 B.C.A.C. 107; 571 W.A.C. 107; 2013 BCCA 2, refd to. [para. 65].

United States of America v. Lopez-Turatiz (2014), 350 B.C.A.C. 125; 598 W.A.C. 125; 2014 BCCA 39, refd to. [para. 71].

Counsel:

K.I. Tousaw, for the appellant, Mr. Doak;

D.J. Strachan and J.M.L. Gibb-Carsley, for the respondent.

This appeal and application were heard on February 6, 2015, by Kirkpatrick, Chiasson and Goepel, JJ.A., of the British Columbia Court of Appeal. Goepel, J.A., delivered the following decision for the court on April 8, 2015.

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    • 11. Dezember 2015
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