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Version of section 569 from 2003-01-01 to 2004-05-31:

Marginal note:Attorney General may require trial by jury — Nunavut

  •  (1) The Attorney General may, despite that an accused elects under section 536.1 or re-elects under section 561.1 to be tried by a judge without a jury and without having had a preliminary inquiry or to have a preliminary inquiry and to be tried by a judge without a jury, require the accused to be tried by a court composed of a judge and jury, unless the alleged offence is one that is punishable with imprisonment for five years or less, and if the Attorney General so requires, a judge has no jurisdiction to try the accused under this Part and a preliminary inquiry shall be held before a justice of the peace or a judge unless a preliminary inquiry has been held prior to the requirement by the Attorney General that the accused be tried by a court composed of a judge and jury.

  • Marginal note:Application to Nunavut

    (2) This section, and not section 568, applies in respect of criminal proceedings in Nunavut.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 569
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 111
  • 1999, c. 3, s. 49

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