Reversing the Burden of Proof in Summary Conviction Trials (10mins)

In Burden of Proof, Criminal Law, Defences, Evidence Law by Peter Sankoff

Talk about flying under the radar. Two days ago, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the case of R v Goleski from the bench. In the process, it confirmed that s. 794 imposes a burden of proof on the defendant to prove certain defences and excuses in EVERY summary conviction trial.

This is not a good thing. To find out why, watch my v-blog.