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LEGISLATION AND COURT DECISIONS AFFECTING THE BRITISH COLUMBIA REVIEW BOARD



GOVERNING LEGISLATION


Criminal Code

Youth Criminal Justice Act

BC Mental Health Act

DECISIONS


The following is a partial list of some of the Court decisions that interpret Part XX.1 of the Criminal Code:

Significant Risk:

R. v. Winko, [1999] 2 S.C.R. 625, 135 C.C.C. (3rd) 129, 25 C.R. (5th) 1

Significant Risk - Standard of Review:

R. v. Owen, [2003]


Test for Fitness:

R. v. Taylor (1992), 77 C.C.C. (3d) 551, 17 C.R. (4th) 371, 11 O.R. 323 (C.A.)


Excluding Members of the Public from a Hearing:

Blackman v. British Columbia (Review Board) (1995), 95 C.C.C. (3d) 412, 88 W.A.C. 170, 27 C.R.R. (2d) 106 (B.C.C.A.)


Applying WINKO - Dispositions by a Court or Review Board:

R. v. Campagna (September 1, 1999), S.C.B.C.

R. v. Campagna (September 3, 1999), S.C.B.C.


Least Restrictive Disposition:

Pinet v. Ontario (1995), 100 C.C.C. (3d) 343, 40 C.R. (4th) 113, 23 O.R. (3rd) 97 (C.A.)


"Mental Condition" of Accused:

Peckham v. Ontario (Attorney General) (1994), 93 C.C.C. (3d) 343, 34 C.R. (4th) 227, 19 O.R. (3d) 766 (C.A.)


Loss of Jurisdiction for Failing to Meet Statutory Timelines

Martin v. British Columbia (Director of Adult Forensic Services), [2000] B.C.C.A. 341


Consent to Treatment:

Starson v. Swayze, [2003]