Legal Word of the Day: “Pre-enquette Hearing”

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“Pre-enquette Hearing” — When an attempt is made to lay a private Information, the justice of the peace determines whether the offence alleged is known in law. If the answer is yes, an “in camera” proceeding is held before a justice of the peace to determine whether an Information should be laid against a person at the private complaint of another person. This is called a “pre-enquette hearing.”

Pre-enquette hearings are covered in Section 507.1 of the Criminal Code of Canada.

Related Cases:

Re: Jeffrey Green, 2011 ONCJ 63 (CanLII)
Toronto lawyer Alan Young made a motion for a public pre-enquette hearing.

R. v. Vasarhelyi, 2011 ONCA 397 (CanLII)
Divorce proceedings lead to a mandamus application.

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