Challenge for cause

Filed Under: Criminal Law

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The process by which the Crown or the accused can challenge a potential juror in order to suggest that the person should not serve on the jury. The most common basis for challenge for cause is that the juror “is not indifferent between the Queen and the accused”: that language in the Criminal Code has now been amended to say that the juror “is not impartial.”

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