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R vs HB: The Distinction Between Expert & Non-Expert Opinion

In Evidence Law, Opinion & Evidence, Opinion and Experts, Teaching Capsules by Peter Sankoff

In this video blog, I examine the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in R v HB, 2016 ONCA 953 which explores the distinction between expert and non-expert opinion evidence. This distinction, which isn’t always treated with the care it deserves, is extremely important. This blog explains what the problem is, and how it should be resolved.