Criminal Code

Version of section 643 from 2003-01-01 to 2011-10-23:

Marginal note:Who shall be jury
  •  (1) The twelve jurors who are sworn in accordance with this Part and present at the commencement of the trial shall be the jury to try the issues of the indictment.

  • Marginal note:Names of jurors

    (1.1) The name of each juror, including alternate jurors, who is sworn shall be kept apart until the juror is excused or the jury gives its verdict or is discharged, at which time the name shall be returned to the box as often as occasion arises, as long as an issue remains to be tried before a jury.

  • Marginal note:Same jury may try another issue by consent

    (2) The court may try an issue with the same jury in whole or in part that previously tried or was drawn to try another issue, without the jurors being sworn again, but if the prosecutor or the accused objects to any of the jurors or the court excuses any of the jurors, the court shall order those persons to withdraw and shall direct that the required number of cards to make up a full jury be drawn and, subject to the provisions of this Part relating to challenges, orders to excuse and directions to stand by, the persons whose cards are drawn shall be sworn.

  • Marginal note:Sections directory

    (3) Failure to comply with the directions of this section or section 631, 635 or 641 does not affect the validity of a proceeding.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 643;
  • 1992, c. 41, s. 5;
  • 2001, c. 32, s. 42;
  • 2002, c. 13, s. 58.
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