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Supreme Court of Canada to release judgment in conspiracy case

Ottawa – The Supreme Court of Canada will release its judgment in R. v. J.F on Friday, March 1. At issue in this case is the alleged offence of aiding or abetting conspiracy to murder.

The alleged offense was not prosecuted until the 1980s. The BC Civil Liberties Association argued that Parliament never intended for the alleged offense to exist at law at all. The alleged offense is vague, overly broad and has the potential to capture remote conduct completely unrelated to the principal offense.

The BCCLA is represented by Ryan Dalziel of the Bull Housser.

The BCCLA’s argument in the case is available here >>

What: Supreme Court of Canada will deliver its decisions in R. v. J.F.
When: Reasons for judgment will be delivered on Friday, March 1, 2012 at 6:45 am PST / 9:45 am EST.
Where: Supreme Court of Canada (Ottawa, Ontario)
Who: Representative from the BCCLA available for comment