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Professor Hunt’s paper Cited by the Ontario Court of Appeal

  Posted on: October 18, 2019

In its recent decision R v Tsega, 2019 ONCA 111, at para. 28, the Court of Appeal for Ontario cited Professor Hunt’s paper (co-authored with Micah B. Rankin) “R. v. Bradshaw: The Principled Approach to Hearsay Revisited” (2019) 22:1 Intl. J. Evidence & Proof 68. The unanimous court overturned the trial judge’s decision to admit certain hearsay statements, finding that they lacked sufficient reliability. In doing so, the court relied on Hunt and Rankin’s paper, which argued that the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R v Bradshaw, 2017 SCC 35, had created a much more onerous standard for the admission of hearsay statements. The full decision can be found here.