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Ontario Court of Appeal overturns arson conviction due to inadequate disclosure

Monday, July 31, 2017 @ 11:13 AM | By Ian Burns

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial for a woman convicted of arson after she argued her rights to a fair trial were violated because the Crown failed to provide disclosure.

Kristin Bailey, Hicks Adams LLPThe appeal in R. v. Tossounian 2017 ONCA 618, stems from Jeannette Tossounian’s conviction in 2012 for arson after she allegedly set fire to an art gallery she owned in St. Catharines, Ont. She was in custody for 191 days at the Vanier Centre for Women in Milton, Ont.,...