The Residual Exception to Hearsay Rule and the Use of Corroborative Evidence

In Case Comments, Evidence Law, Hearsay, Hearsay, Teaching Capsules by Peter Sankoff

This capsule explores the manner in which corroborative evidence can be used to render hearsay evidence “reliable” and hence admissible under the residual exception the rule. In particular, it assesses the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in R v Bradshaw, 2017 SCC 35.