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SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE (ONTARIO)
PRE-HEARING CONFERENCE REPORT FOR CROWN APPLICATIONS

PURSUANT TO PART XXIV

(DANGEROUS AND LONG-TERM OFFENDER APPLICATIONS)

(Criminal Code, s. 625.1)

(Criminal Proceedings Rules , Rule 35)

(Form 23)

NOTE:

1. This form must be completed in full in all cases, and signed by the assigned Crown counsel, or a Crown counsel authorized to bind the Crown, and by counsel of record for each offender , before the first judicial pre-hearing conference, unless otherwise ordered, or unless the offender will definitely be consenting to the application.

2. Crown and defence counsel are encouraged to discuss the issues to be addressed at the pre-hearing conference in advance of the conference.

3. Counsel must provide their position on each issue, and not indicate they “will advise”, or “not as yet”, etc.

4. Crown must complete this form and fax, or deliver it to defence counsel of record and the Superior Court Trial Office, not later than 10 days before the date scheduled for the pre-hearing conference. Defence counsel must fax or deliver their report to the Crown Attorney and the Superior Court Trial Office not later than 5 days before the date scheduled for the pre-hearing conference, regardless of whether the Crown has filed a form. In cases where the Crown has not filed the form, or has filed it late, defence counsel should complete the form to the extent possible.

5. If any party changes the position taken on this form, which will be provided to the application judge, they must provide written notice to the other party and the Superior Court Trial Office of the change in position, in addition to any notice required by the Rules of Court. If counsel have not indicated an application will be brought, the presumption is that it will not be heard. The failure to notify the other side and the Trial Office of any application not indicated on this form, will be a factor considered by the trial judge in determining whether the new position has prejudiced the other party, and whether any application may proceed.

Regina v. __________________________________________________________

checkbox Crown Report, prepared by: ________________________________________

checkbox Defence Report, prepared by: _______________________________________

Have counsel discussed the issues raised in this form? Yes checkbox  No checkbox

ASSESSMENT PHASE:

1. Chronology:

a) Date(s) of Offence(s): _____________________________________________

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b) Date of Arrest: __________________________________________________

c) Date of Conviction: _______________________________________________

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2. Form of Judicial Interim Release

a) Is the offender detained in custody on this/these charges? Yes checkbox  No checkbox

b) Is the offender detained in custody on any other charges? Yes checkbox  No checkbox

3. Offences upon which the offender has been convicted or will be pleading guilty to:

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4. Trial Judge:_____________________________________________________

Do counsel anticipate any problem arising if the Court were to assign a judge other than the trial judge to hear the Dangerous or Long-Term Offender Application?

 Crown:  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

 Defence: Yes checkbox  No checkbox

If yes, please specify:

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5. Upon which section(s) does the Crown rely in seeking a Part XXIV order?

s. 753(1)(a)(i) checkbox  s. 753(1)(a)(ii)  checkbox  s. 753(1)(a)(iii) checkbox  s. 753(1)(b)  checkbox

s. 753.1(1)(a) checkbox  s. 753.1(1)(b)   checkbox  s. 753.1(1)(c)   checkbox

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6. Section 752.1 Assessment:

a) Does the offender consent to the order?  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

b) If order opposed, the basis on which it is opposed is:

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c) Does either party intend to call evidence on the application?  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

d) If yes, outline the witnesses, the anticipated evidence and provide time estimates for evidence and argument:

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e) Have counsel discussed the material to be provided to the doctor preparing the assessment?  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

i. If there are issues please set out the contentious material:

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7. Time estimates:

 Crown estimate for evidence and argument: ___________________________

 Defence estimate for evidence and argument: __________________________

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APPLICATION PHASE:

8. Attorney General’s Consent:

a) Has the Crown received the Attorney General’s consent? Yes checkbox  No checkbox

b) If no, when is the response expected? ___________________________________

c) Is the consent to proceed with a:

(i) Dangerous Offender application checkbox

(ii) Long Term Offender application checkbox

9. Evidentiary Basis upon which the application will be based?

a) Current conviction(s): synopsis to be attached to Crown form

(i) If the trial was before a judge and jury, will either party request a hearing pursuant to s. 724 regarding the factual conclusions?

Crown  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

Defence  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

If yes, time estimates for submissions:

Crown: __________________________________________________________

Defence: _________________________________________________________

b) Prior Convictions: Yes checkbox  No checkbox

(i) If yes, list offence(s), date(s), whether trial or guilty plea, sentence(s) and attach a synopsis or brief summary of the offence(s):

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(ii) Does the defence contest the admissibility of the evidence? Yes checkbox  No checkbox

(iii) If yes, on what basis does the defence dispute admissibility?

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(iv) How will the Crown seek to introduce the evidence of the prior conviction(s)?

Transcripts checkbox oral testimony checkbox court records checkbox

Otherwise, please specify: ____________________________________________

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(v) If the evidence is admissible, does the defence dispute the method by which the Crown seeks to introduce the evidence? Yes checkbox  No checkbox

Comments: _______________________________________________________

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c) Prior uncharged offences or other conduct: Yes checkbox  No checkbox

(i) If yes, list incident(s), date(s), and attach a synopsis or brief summary of the incident(s): ___________________________________________________

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(ii) Does the defence contest the admissibility of the evidence? Yes checkbox  No checkbox

(iii) If yes, on what basis does the defence dispute admissibility?

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(iv) How will the Crown seek to introduce the evidence of the prior uncharged offences or other conduct?

Transcripts checkbox oral testimony checkbox court records checkbox

Otherwise, please specify: ____________________________________________

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(v) If the evidence is admissible, does the defence dispute the method by which the Crown seeks to introduce the evidence? Yes checkbox  No checkbox

Comments: _______________________________________________________

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d) Other: Yes checkbox  No checkbox

(i) If yes, attach a synopsis or brief summary of the evidence:

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(ii) Does the defence contest the admissibility of the evidence? Yes checkbox  No checkbox

(iii) If yes, on what basis does the defence dispute admissibility?

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(iv) How will the Crown seek to introduce the evidence?

Transcripts checkbox oral testimony checkbox court records checkbox

Otherwise, please specify: ____________________________________________

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(v) If the evidence is admissible, does the defence dispute the method by which the Crown seeks to introduce the evidence? Yes checkbox  No checkbox

Comments: _______________________________________________________

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e) Crown Expert Witnesses

(i) Does the Crown intend to call expert witnesses?  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

(ii) Does the defence contest the admissibility of the expert evidence as disclosed?  
Yes checkbox  No checkbox

(iii) Name(s) of expert witnesses: ______________________________________

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(iv) Field(s) of expertise: _____________________________________________

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(v) Issues upon which the evidence will be introduced:

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(vi) Basis upon which admissibility of evidence contested:

      checkbox legal relevance

      checkbox logical relevance

      checkbox necessity in assisting trier of fact

      checkbox presence of an exclusionary rule

      checkbox expert’s qualifications

(vii) Comments: ____________________________________________________

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(viii) Time estimate for voir dire: 

Evidence                                                    Argument

Crown ___________________________ Crown __________________________

Defence __________________________ Defence _________________________

10. Disclosure: Complete: Yes checkbox  No checkbox

a) Outstanding Issues: ______________________________________________

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b) Lost/destroyed: __________________________________________________

c) Withheld/delayed: ________________________________________________

d) How are the outstanding issues to be addressed and by what date?

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11.  a) Third Party Records Applications: Yes checkbox  No checkbox

(i)  Relying upon: Mills, s. 278.2: Yes checkbox  No checkbox O’Connor: Yes checkbox  No checkbox

(ii)  Nature of Records: _____________________________________________

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(iii) Time estimate for voir dire

Evidence                                         Argument

Crown ___________________________________________________________

Defence __________________________________________________________

(iv)  How long prior to trial does the applicant propose the motion be heard?

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b) Institutional Records:

(i) Does the Crown intend to introduce institutional records? Yes checkbox  No checkbox

(ii)  If yes, list institutions from which records are to be produced:

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 (iii)  Issues upon which the records will be introduced:

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(iv)  Does the defence contest the admissibility of the records? Yes checkbox  No checkbox

(v)  If yes, on what basis does the defence dispute admissibility?

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12. Charter Applications:

a) Does the offender intend to bring any Charter application that has not been addressed above? Yes checkbox  No checkbox

b) If yes, will the application be to:

(i) Challenge legislation Yes checkbox  No checkbox

(ii) If yes, please provide details of challenge, nature of evidence to be called, time estimates for evidence and arguments:

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(iii) Challenge to the admissibility of evidence, not noted above? Yes checkbox  No checkbox

(iv) If yes, please provide details of challenge, nature of evidence to be called, time estimates for evidence and arguments:

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13. Other legal issues requiring rulings either counsel anticipates will arise: N/A checkbox

a)_______________________________________________________________

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b) Time estimate for voir dire:  

Evidence                                         Argument

Crown ___________________________ Crown __________________________

Defence __________________________ Defence _________________________

14. Defence Expert Witnesses

a) Does the defence intend to call expert witnesses?  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

b) Name of expert(s): _________________________________________________

c) Qualifications of the proposed witness as an expert:

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d) Description of the area of expertise of the proposed witness that is sufficient to permit the other parties to inform themselves about  that area of expertise:

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e) Does the Crown contest the admissibility of the expert evidence?  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

f) Basis upon which admissibility of the evidence is contested:

checkbox legal relevance

checkbox logical relevance

checkbox necessity in assisting trier of fact

checkbox presence of an exclusionary rule

checkbox expert’s qualifications

g) Comments: ______________________________________________________

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h) Time estimate for voir dire:  

Evidence                                         Argument

Crown ___________________________ Crown __________________________

Defence __________________________ Defence _________________________

15. Competency of Witnesses

a) Does the Crown/defence intend to call any witness who is under the age of 14? Yes checkbox  No checkbox

b) Does the Crown/defence intend to challenge the capacity of any witness on the basis of mental capacity?  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

c) Name of witness, and basis of challenge: ______________________________

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16. Manner in which evidence is to be introduced

a) Does the Crown or defence seek to have any witness’s evidence introduced:

(i) by video link, pursuant to s. 714.1 or s. 714.2?  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

(ii) by reading in evidence previously taken pursuant to s. 715?  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

(iii) by videotaped evidence, pursuant to s. 715.1?  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

(iv) as vulnerable witness, pursuant to s. 486.2?  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

(v) other means? Details: ___________________________________________

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b) Does the opposing party consent to the admissibility of the evidence in the manner proposed?  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

c) If opposed, estimated time for: 

Evidence                                         Argument

Crown ___________________________ Crown __________________________

Defence __________________________ Defence _________________________

17. Will the Crown or any witness apply for an order pursuant to s. 486.3, appointing counsel to cross-examine a witness if the offender is not represented by counsel? Yes checkbox  No checkbox

Does the offender oppose the order?  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

18. Support Person

a) Will any Crown witness require a support person, pursuant to s. 486.1(1)?  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

Details: __________________________________________________________

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b) Will any Crown witness require a support person, pursuant to s. 486.1(2)?  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

Details: ___________________________________________________________

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c) Does the defence oppose the order?  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

19. Publication Bans/Deferred Publication Orders

a) Does the Crown seek an order pursuant to s. 486.4 or 486.5, banning the publication of the complainant’s identity? Yes checkbox  No checkbox

b) Does the defence oppose the order?  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

c) If opposed, estimated time for: 

Evidence                                         Argument

Crown ___________________________ Crown __________________________

Defence __________________________ Defence _________________________

d) Does either party seek other publication bans or deferred publication orders?

 Crown  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

Defence  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

e) If yes, provide details of order sought, media to be notified, timing of hearing, time estimate for hearing:

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f) Does the other party oppose the application?  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

g) If opposed, provide time estimate for evidence and separate time estimate for argument:

Evidence __________________________ Argument _________________________

20. Privilege Issues

a) Will the Crown be raising issues of privilege?  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

b) Will the defence be raising issues of privilege?  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

c) If yes, please specify the nature of evidence and issue of privilege:

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d) Basis upon which the party seeking admission relies:

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e) How does the party claiming privilege seek to introduce the evidence on the voir dire?

(i) Viva voce evidence  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

(ii) Agreed Statement of Fact  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

(iii) Witness statements  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

(iv) Transcripts  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

f) Does the other party consent to the manner in which the evidence will be introduced on the voir dire?  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

g) Comments: _____________________________________________________

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h) Time estimate for voir dire:  

Evidence                                         Argument

Crown ___________________________ Crown __________________________

Defence __________________________ Defence _________________________

21.  Gladue considerations

a) Is the offender of Aboriginal heritage? Yes checkbox  No checkbox

b) Does the Crown or defence anticipate calling any witnesses, introducing any evidence, or making any submission in relation to Gladue considerations?

Crown: Yes checkbox  No checkbox

Defence:  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

c) If yes, please indicate the witnesses to be called, the nature of their evidence, and provide time estimates for evidence and argument?

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d) Does the other counsel consent to the admissibility of the evidence?  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

e) If no, please provide the basis of the objection: __________________________

22. Factual, evidentiary or legal admissions sought by the Crown, or conceded by defence:

Does the defence agree?

1. ___________________________________________________________ Yes checkbox  No checkbox

2. ___________________________________________________________ Yes checkbox  No checkbox

3. ___________________________________________________________ Yes checkbox  No checkbox

4. ___________________________________________________________ Yes checkbox  No checkbox

5. ___________________________________________________________ Yes checkbox  No checkbox

23. Position of Offender in Court

a) Will there be an application to have the offender sit at counsel table?  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

b) Does the Crown consent?  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

c) If opposed, what is the nature of the evidence relied upon?

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d) Time estimate for voir dire:  

Evidence                                         Argument

Crown ___________________________ Crown __________________________

Defence __________________________ Defence _________________________

24. Interpreters

a) Does the offender require an interpreter?  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

b) If yes, for which language(s)? ________________________________________

c) Do any Crown witnesses require an interpreter?  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

d) If yes, for which language(s)? ________________________________________

e) Should two interpreters be required?  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

25. Additional Courtroom Equipment required

a) Elmo projector  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

b) Television and VCR  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

c) Television and CD player  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

d) Television and DVD player  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

e) Hearing devices  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

f) Teleconference facilities Yes checkbox  No checkbox

g) Other __________________________________________________________

26. Courtroom Security Issues

a) Does any party believe that increased courtroom security issues are raised in this case? Yes checkbox  No checkbox

b) Does either party seek an order closing the courtroom to the public, pursuant to s. 486(1)?  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

c) Details: ________________________________________________________

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27. Crown’s Position:

a) On a Dangerous Offender application, is the Crown seeking:

(i) an indeterminate sentence, pursuant to s. 753(4)(a)  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

(ii) a determinate sentence followed by a long-term supervision order pursuant to s. 753(4)(b),  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

(iii) a determinate sentence pursuant to s. 753(4)(c)  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

Length: ___________________________________________________________

b) On a Long-Term Offender application, the Crown will seek:

i) length of determinate sentence: _______________________________________

ii) length of long-term supervision order: __________________________________

28. Corollary Orders sought by the Crown:

a) DNA Order Yes checkbox  No checkbox

b) s. 109 prohibition  Yes checkbox  No checkbox Duration: ________________________________

c) s. 161 order:  Yes checkbox  No checkbox Duration: ____________________________________

d) Sex Offender Registry Order: Yes checkbox  No checkbox

checkbox 10 years (s. 490.013(2)(a) – maximum sentence: 2 – 5 years)

checkbox 20 years (s. 490.013(2)(b) – maximum sentence: 10 – 14 years)

checkbox life (s. 490.013(2)(c) or (3) – maximum sentence of life or if was bound by previous SOIRA order)

29. Time estimates:

Crown estimate for evidence and argument: ____________________________

Defence estimate for evidence and argument: __________________________

30. Counsel’s Availability (including expert witnesses)

Crown: __________________________________________________________

Defence: _________________________________________________________

Date: ____________________________________________________________

Case Supervision Judge: _____________________________________________

Counsel for Crown: _________________________________________________

Counsel for Defence: _______________________________________________

Was the Case management Conference completed on today’s date?  Yes checkbox  No checkbox

If no, date and time at which the Case Management Conference will be completed / continued:

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Steps Crown to take prior to continuation of Case Management Conference:

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Steps Defence to take prior to continuation of Case Management Conference:

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