Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2014-06-12 and last amended on 2014-06-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Judicial screening
  •  (1) On receipt of an application under subsection 745.6(1), the appropriate Chief Justice shall determine, or shall designate a judge of the superior court of criminal jurisdiction to determine, on the basis of the following written material, whether the applicant has shown, on a balance of probabilities, that there is a substantial likelihood that the application will succeed:

    • (a) the application;

    • (b) any report provided by the Correctional Service of Canada or other correctional authorities; and

    • (c) any other written evidence presented to the Chief Justice or judge by the applicant or the Attorney General.

  • Marginal note:Criteria

    (2) In determining whether the applicant has shown that there is a substantial likelihood that the application will succeed, the Chief Justice or judge shall consider the criteria set out in paragraphs 745.63(1)(a) to (e), with any modifications that the circumstances require.

  • Marginal note:Decision re new application

    (3) If the Chief Justice or judge determines that the applicant has not shown that there is a substantial likelihood that the application will succeed, the Chief Justice or judge may

    • (a) set a time, no earlier than five years after the date of the determination, at or after which the applicant may make another application under subsection 745.6(1); or

    • (b) decide that the applicant may not make another application under that subsection.

  • Marginal note:If no decision re new application

    (4) If the Chief Justice or judge determines that the applicant has not shown that there is a substantial likelihood that the application will succeed but does not set a time for another application or decide that such an application may not be made, the applicant may make another application no earlier than five years after the date of the determination.

  • Marginal note:Designation of judge to empanel jury

    (5) If the Chief Justice or judge determines that the applicant has shown that there is a substantial likelihood that the application will succeed, the Chief Justice shall designate a judge of the superior court of criminal jurisdiction to empanel a jury to hear the application.

  • 1996, c. 34, s. 2;
  • 2011, c. 2, s. 4.
Marginal note:Appeal
  •  (1) The applicant or the Attorney General may appeal to the Court of Appeal from a determination or a decision made under section 745.61 on any question of law or fact or mixed law and fact.

  • Marginal note:Documents to be considered

    (2) The appeal shall be determined on the basis of the documents presented to the Chief Justice or judge who made the determination or decision, any reasons for the determination or decision and any other documents that the Court of Appeal requires.

  • Marginal note:Sections to apply

    (3) Sections 673 to 696 apply, with such modifications as the circumstances require.

  • 1996, c. 34, s. 2.