Originally held on October 1, 2014, this archived webinar is now available for purchase On Demand as a video stream with downloadable link to material.
On July 31, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down its long-awaited decision in R. v. Hart, SCC 2014 52, the “Mr. Big” confession case.
An RCMP innovation, the so-called “Mr. Big” sting has been used to investigate major crimes, especially murders, in Canada since the late 1980s. It has been hailed for its success in solving difficult cases, but it has also attracted criticism for its apparent potential to induce false confessions.
In Hart, the Supreme Court announced a new common law rule of evidence intended to screen Mr. Big confessions for reliability before admitting them into evidence. While not prohibiting the Mr. Big technique outright, this new regime will create a dramatic change in how these cases are investigated and, ultimately, litigated.
This program features two of the lawyers who argued the Hart appeal in the Supreme Court, from the Crown and defence perspectives. It is intended to offer guidance on what the Hart decision means for police, prosecutors, and defence counsel, with topics including:
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