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CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES - Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - Legal rights - Right to retain and instruct counsel without delay

Thursday, March 01, 2018 @ 8:35 AM  

Appeal by the accused, Duerksen, from a voir dire ruling concluding no violation of his right to counsel occurred. The accused and another individual cornered the complainant in a shed on the complainant's property. Their objective was to tie the victim up and take him for a ride to sufficiently scare him into having his family pay a multi-million dollar ransom. The complainant attempted to escape. The accused's accomplice administered a severe beating to the complainant. The pair drove the complainant to a nearby park, tied...