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Version of section 522 from 2019-12-18 to 2022-06-01:


Marginal note:Interim release by judge only

  •  (1) Where an accused is charged with an offence listed in section 469, no court, judge or justice, other than a judge of or a judge presiding in a superior court of criminal jurisdiction for the province in which the accused is so charged, may release the accused before or after the accused has been ordered to stand trial.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) Where an accused is charged with an offence listed in section 469, a judge of or a judge presiding in a superior court of criminal jurisdiction for the province in which the accused is charged shall order that the accused be detained in custody unless the accused, having been given a reasonable opportunity to do so, shows cause why his detention in custody is not justified within the meaning of subsection 515(10).

  • Marginal note:Order re no communication

    (2.1) A judge referred to in subsection (2) who orders that an accused be detained in custody under this section may include in the order a direction that the accused abstain from communicating, directly or indirectly, with any victim, witness or other person identified in the order except in accordance with such conditions specified in the order as the judge considers necessary.

  • Marginal note:Release of accused

    (3) If the judge does not order that the accused be detained in custody under subsection (2), the judge may make a release order referred to in section 515.

  • Marginal note:Order not reviewable except under section 680

    (4) An order made under this section is not subject to review, except as provided in section 680.

  • Marginal note:Application of sections 517, 518 and 519

    (5) The provisions of sections 517, 518 except subsection (2) thereof, and 519 apply with such modifications as the circumstances require in respect of an application for an order under subsection (2).

  • Marginal note:Other offences

    (6) Where an accused is charged with an offence mentioned in section 469 and with any other offence, a judge acting under this section may apply the provisions of this Part respecting judicial interim release to that other offence.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 522
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 88
  • 1991, c. 40, s. 32
  • 1994, c. 44, s. 48
  • 1999, c. 25, s. 10(Preamble)
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 232
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