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. 276?”, but you’d be wrong!  Have a listen…

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