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Version of section 276.2 from 2003-01-01 to 2018-12-12:


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
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