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Legal Profession - Judges - Independence of judiciary - Powers and duties

Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 7:00 PM  

Application by the Crown to dismiss an appeal by a Provincial Court Judge for want of jurisdiction. Police investigating fraud sought production of financial institution client records pursuant to s. 487.014 of the Criminal Code. The Judge refused to grant the requested production order. The Crown applied to the Court of Queen’s Bench for prerogative relief. The Court of Queen’s Bench quashed the Judge’s ruling and mandated issuance of the production order. The Judge appealed to the Court of Appeal, challenging the Court’s direction and its...