Criminal Code

Version of section 569 from 2004-06-01 to 2008-05-28:

Marginal note:Attorney General may require trial by jury — Nunavut
  •  (1) Even if an accused elects under section 536.1 or re-elects under section 561.1 to be tried by a judge without a jury, the Attorney General may require the accused to be tried by a court composed of a judge and jury unless the alleged offence is one that is punishable with imprisonment for five years or less. If the Attorney General so requires, a judge has no jurisdiction to try the accused under this Part and a preliminary inquiry must be held if requested under subsection 536.1(3), unless one has already been held.

  • Marginal note:Application to Nunavut

    (2) This section, and not section 568, applies in respect of criminal proceedings in Nunavut.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 569;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 111;
  • 1999, c. 3, s. 49;
  • 2002, c. 13, s. 44.
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