45 (1) These rules come into force 15 days after their date of publication in the Canada Gazette and, subject to subsection (2), supersede the Rules of practice of the Superior Court of the Province of Quebec, criminal division and the Quebec Superior Court Rules of Practice Respecting Criminal Matters.
(2) The former rules of practice continue to apply to cases commenced before the coming into force of these rules.
1 These rules apply to all the judicial districts of Quebec.
44 The questions, issues and information to be addressed at the conference shall include the following:
(h) whether any of these issues can be resolved before the accused is placed in the charge of the jury;