Restriction On Publication
Defense counsel raised two objections early this morning requiring the jury to separate from the courtroom and its proceedings. They were not called back today and may not be called back until Monday, March 21, 2016. Counsels on both sides are awaiting the Judge’s decision on the objections raised. A publication ban is in effect as per Criminal Code Section 648 stated below:
648 (1) After permission to separate is given to members of a jury under subsection 647(1), no information regarding any portion of the trial at which the jury is not present shall be published in any document or broadcast or transmitted in any way before the jury retires to consider its verdict. Marginal note:Offence(2) Every one who fails to comply with subsection (1) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.