Youth Criminal Justice Act (S.C. 2002, c. 1)

Assented to 2002-02-19

PART 9CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS, REPEAL AND COMING INTO FORCE

Consequential Amendments

R.S., c. C-5Canada Evidence Act

Marginal note:R.S., c. 19 (3rd Supp.), s. 17

 Subsection 4(2) of the Canada Evidence Act is replaced by the following:

  • Marginal note:Accused and spouse

    (2) The wife or husband of a person charged with an offence under subsection 136(1) of the Youth Criminal Justice Act or with an offence under any of sections 151, 152, 153, 155 or 159, subsection 160(2) or (3), or sections 170 to 173, 179, 212, 215, 218, 271 to 273, 280 to 283, 291 to 294 or 329 of the Criminal Code, or an attempt to commit any such offence, is a competent and compellable witness for the prosecution without the consent of the person charged.

1992, c. 47Contraventions Act

  •  (1) The definition “youth court” in section 2 of the English version of the Contraventions Act is repealed.

  • (2) The definition tribunal pour adolescents in section 2 of the French version of the Act is replaced by the following:

    « tribunal pour adolescents »

    “youth justice court”

    tribunal pour adolescents À l’égard d’une contravention qui aurait été commise par un adolescent sur le territoire, ou dans le ressort des tribunaux, d’une province, le tribunal établi ou désigné sous le régime d’une loi provinciale, ou encore désigné par le gouverneur en conseil ou par le lieutenant-gouverneur en conseil, afin d’exercer les attributions du tribunal pour adolescents dans le cadre de la Loi sur le système de justice pénale pour les adolescents.

  • (3) Section 2 of the English version of the Act is amended by adding the following in alphabetical order:

    “youth justice court”

    « tribunal pour adolescents »

    “youth justice court” means, in respect of a contravention alleged to have been committed by a young person in, or otherwise within the territorial jurisdiction of the courts of, a province, the court established or designated by or under an Act of the legislature of the province, or designated by the Governor in Council or lieutenant governor in council of the province, as the youth justice court for the purposes of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Marginal note:1996, c. 7, s. 2

 Section 5 of the Act is replaced by the following:

Marginal note:Relationship with Criminal Code and Youth Criminal Justice Act

5. The provisions of the Criminal Code relating to summary conviction offences and the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act apply to proceedings in respect of contraventions that are commenced under this Act, except to the extent that this Act, the regulations or the rules of court provide otherwise.