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Version of section 565 from 2019-12-18 to 2024-03-20:


Marginal note:Election deemed to have been made

  •  (1) If an accused is ordered to stand trial for an offence that, under this Part, may be tried by a judge without a jury, the accused shall, for the purposes of the provisions of this Part relating to election and re-election, be deemed to have elected to be tried by a court composed of a judge and jury if

    • (a) the justice of the peace, provincial court judge or judge, as the case may be, declined to record the election or re-election of the accused under section 567 or subsection 567.1(1); or

    • (b) the accused does not elect when put to an election under section 536 or 536.1.

  • (1.1) [Repealed, 2019, c. 25, s. 260]

  • Marginal note:When direct indictment preferred

    (2) If an accused is to be tried after an indictment has been preferred against the accused on the basis of a consent or order given under section 577, the accused is, for the purposes of the provisions of this Part relating to election and re-election, deemed to have elected to be tried by a court composed of a judge and jury and not to have requested a preliminary inquiry under subsection 536(4) or 536.1(3), if they were entitled to make such a request, and may re-elect to be tried by a judge without a jury without a preliminary inquiry.

  • Marginal note:Notice of re-election

    (3) If an accused intends to re-elect under subsection (2), the accused shall give notice in writing to a judge or clerk of the court where the indictment has been filed or preferred. The judge or clerk shall, on receipt of the notice, notify a judge having jurisdiction or clerk of the court by which the accused wishes to be tried of the accused’s intention to re-elect and send to that judge or clerk any indictment, appearance notice, undertaking or release order given by or issued to the accused, any summons or warrant issued under section 578 and any evidence taken before a coroner that is in the possession of the first-mentioned judge or clerk.

  • Marginal note:Application

    (4) Subsections 561(6) and (7), or subsections 561.1(8) and (9), as the case may be, apply to a re-election made under subsection (3).

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 565
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 111
  • 1999, c. 3, s. 46
  • 2002, c. 13, s. 41
  • 2008, c. 18, s. 23
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 260

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