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CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - Offences against the administration of law and justice - Misleading justice - Perjury

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 8:52 AM  

Appeal by the accused from conviction of perjury. The appellant gave evidence at a trial on assault-related charges. The Crown alleged that the appellant falsely testified to the effect that he did not associate a nickname with a particular person. The trial judge in the appellant’s trial found that the appellant stepped over the line from evasiveness into falsehood. On appeal, the appellant argued that even if he knew at the time of the trial at which he gave testimony that the particular person was associated...