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R vs Boone: The Use of Prior Sexual History Evidence

In Case Comments, Cross Examination, Cross-Examination, Evidence Law, Teaching Capsules by Peter Sankoff2 Comments

In this Video Blog, I concentrate on the Ontario Court of Appeal’s use of s. 276 of the Code – to exclude certain prior sexual history evidence. I go on to comment about the utility of section 276, especially given the Court’s decision that the evidence lacked probative value. You might think I’d say, “well what’s the point of s. …