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Evidence - Admissibility - Prejudicial evidence - Confessions and statements by the accused - Voluntariness

Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 7:00 PM  

Appeal by the Crown from the respondent’s acquittal on a charge of arson. The appellant had entered a police station stating that he set fire to his mother’s house. During the course of a police interview, the respondent advised that he was homeless and wanted to go to jail. The police officer advised the respondent that arson was a serious offence, which may be punishable by imprisonment, and cautioned the respondent that anything he said to the officer could be used in evidence. The officer also...