Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2015-05-11 and last amended on 2015-04-10. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Jury and public excluded
  •  (1) At a hearing to determine whether evidence is admissible under subsection 276(2), the jury and the public shall be excluded.

  • Marginal note:Complainant not compellable

    (2) The complainant is not a compellable witness at the hearing.

  • Marginal note:Judge’s determination and reasons

    (3) At the conclusion of the hearing, the judge, provincial court judge or justice shall determine whether the evidence, or any part thereof, is admissible under subsection 276(2) and shall provide reasons for that determination, and

    • (a) where not all of the evidence is to be admitted, the reasons must state the part of the evidence that is to be admitted;

    • (b) the reasons must state the factors referred to in subsection 276(3) that affected the determination; and

    • (c) where all or any part of the evidence is to be admitted, the reasons must state the manner in which that evidence is expected to be relevant to an issue at trial.

  • Marginal note:Record of reasons

    (4) The reasons provided under subsection (3) shall be entered in the record of the proceedings or, where the proceedings are not recorded, shall be provided in writing.

  • 1992, c. 38, s. 2.
Marginal note:Publication prohibited
  •  (1) No person shall publish in any document, or broadcast or transmit in any way, any of the following:

    • (a) the contents of an application made under section 276.1;

    • (b) any evidence taken, the information given and the representations made at an application under section 276.1 or at a hearing under section 276.2;

    • (c) the decision of a judge or justice under subsection 276.1(4), unless the judge or justice, after taking into account the complain­ant’s right of privacy and the interests of justice, orders that the decision may be published, broadcast or transmitted; and

    • (d) the determination made and the reasons provided under section 276.2, unless

      • (i) that determination is that evidence is admissible, or

      • (ii) the judge or justice, after taking into account the complainant’s right of privacy and the interests of justice, orders that the determination and reasons may be published, broadcast or transmitted.

  • Marginal note:Offence

    (2) Every person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • 1992, c. 38, s. 2;
  • 2005, c. 32, s. 13.
Marginal note:Judge to instruct jury re use of evidence

 Where evidence is admitted at trial pursuant to a determination made under section 276.2, the judge shall instruct the jury as to the uses that the jury may and may not make of that evidence.

  • 1992, c. 38, s. 2.