book sets out and examines the law governing criminal procedure in
Canada. It explains the body of rules and principles that govern the
investigation, prosecution, and adjudication of any offence enacted by
Parliament for which an accused person would have a criminal record if
found guilty by a court exercising jurisdiction under the Criminal Code.
These include such things as police powers to search, detain, or
arrest; the right to counsel; interim release; disclosure and
production; informations and indictments; jury selection and deliberation; trial within a reasonable time; and appeals.
fourth edition updates the law in all areas of criminal procedure. Most
notably, it incorporates significant discussion of Bill C-75, which has
made changes to a great many areas of the Criminal Code, including
powers of arrest, preliminary inquiries, and the jury selection
process. In addition, it includes discussion of significant new Supreme
Court of Canada cases, such as Le on arbitrary detention and racial profiling; Fleming v Ontario on powers of arrest; Saeed on search incident to arrest; Marakah, Jones, Reeves, and Mills on reasonable expectation of privacy; Antic on bail; and Jordan, Cody, and KJM on trial within a reasonable time.