Criminal Code

Version of section 669.2 from 2003-01-01 to 2011-08-14:

Marginal note:Continuation of proceedings
  •  (1) Subject to this section, where an accused or a defendant is being tried by

    • (a) a judge or provincial court judge,

    • (b) a justice or other person who is, or is a member of, a summary conviction court, or

    • (c) a court composed of a judge and jury,

    as the case may be, and the judge, provincial court judge, justice or other person dies or is for any reason unable to continue, the proceedings may be continued before another judge, provincial court judge, justice or other person, as the case may be, who has jurisdiction to try the accused or defendant.

  • Marginal note:Where adjudication is made

    (2) Where a verdict was rendered by a jury or an adjudication was made by a judge, provincial court judge, justice or other person before whom the trial was commenced, the judge, provincial court judge, justice or other person before whom the proceedings are continued shall, without further election by an accused, impose the punishment or make the order that is authorized by law in the circumstances.

  • Marginal note:Where no adjudication is made

    (3) Subject to subsections (4) and (5), where the trial was commenced but no adjudication was made or verdict rendered, the judge, provincial court judge, justice or other person before whom the proceedings are continued shall, without further election by an accused, commence the trial again as if no evidence had been taken.

  • Marginal note:Where no adjudication is made — jury trials

    (4) Where a trial that is before a court composed of a judge and a jury was commenced but no adjudication was made or verdict rendered, the judge before whom the proceedings are continued may, without further election by an accused,

    • (a) continue the trial; or

    • (b) commence the trial again as if no evidence had been taken.

  • Marginal note:Where trial continued

    (5) Where a trial is continued under paragraph (4)(a), any evidence that was adduced before a judge referred to in paragraph (1)(c) is deemed to have been adduced before the judge before whom the trial is continued but, where the prosecutor and the accused so agree, any part of that evidence may be adduced again before the judge before whom the trial is continued.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 137;
  • 1994, c. 44, s. 65.
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