Legal

Legislation

  1. S.2 "unfit to stand trial"
  2. S.16 Defence of mental disorder
  3. Part XX.1 Criminal Code of Canada
  4. Form 48 (PDF 9.27 Kb)
  5. Form 49 (PDF 9.19 Kb)
  6. Form 50 (PDF 8.61 Kb)
  7. Youth Criminal Justice Act
  8. Inquiries Act (PDF 8.3 Kb)

Rules and Guidelines

  1. Ontario Review Board Rules of Procedure (PDF 24.5Kb)
  2. Provincial Psychiatric Hospital Guidelines - June 1995 (PDF 31.9Kb)

Case Law

  1. The Director, Forensic Psychiatric Inst. v. Johnson (1995), 66 (B.C.A.C.) 34
    This case deals with delegation of Board's power to a hospital administrator.
  2. Davidson v. A.G. British Columbia (1993), 87 C.C.C. (3d) 269 (B.C.C.A.)
    This case deals with the nature of hearings before Review Board.
  3. Regina v. Peckham (1994), 19 0.R. (3d) 716 (Ont. C.A.)
    This case deals with the nature of hearings before Review Board.
  4. Administrator Brockville Psychiatric Hospital v. McGillis (1996), 2 C.R. (5th) 242 (Ont. C.A.)
    This case deals expressly with ability to implement dispositions made by the Review Board.
  5. Regina v. LePage (1997) 119 C.C.C. (3d), 193 (Ont. C.A.)
    Describes 2 step process. If not significant threat, absolute discharge.
  6. Winko v. B.C. (Forensic Psychiatric Institute) 135 C.C.C. (3d) 129 (S.C.C.)
    This is the Supreme Court of Canada Case that defines the onus and significant threat.
  7. R.v.Chalmers [2001] (O.J. No. 117 (Ont C.A.)
  8. R.v. Baker [2001] (Ont. C.A.)
  9. R. v. Owen [2003] S.C.J. No. 31
  10. Bell Canada v. Canadian Telephone Employees Assn [2003] S.C.J. No 36.
  11. Starson v. Swayze [2003] S.C.J. No. 33.
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