Presumptions under ss. 171.1(3), 172.2(3) of Criminal Code ‘of no force or effect,’ court rules

By Amanda Jerome (August 30, 2023, 11:17 AM EDT) -- Following the Supreme Court’s ruling in R. v. Morrison, 2019 SCC 15, which declared the presumption in 172.1(3) of the Criminal Code “unconstitutional,” the Court of Appeal for Ontario has determined that the presumptions in ss. 171.1(3) and 172.2(3) are also “of no force or effect” due to “identical” language and purpose....
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