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Canada’s highest court released its reasons today for a split decision that upheld as constitutional a law introduced by the federal government?to diversify juries.

The Supreme Court of Canada rendered an oral decision from?the bench on October 7, 2020, in Her Majesty the Queen v2021-12-20T21:08:00Z. Pardeep Singh Chouhan.

The case involves Pardeep Chouhan, a Greater Toronto Area man charged with first-degree murder, who argued changes to the?jury selection process?infringed on his rights under the Charter of Rights and FreedomsCommences when 80 per cent of P.E.I. residents age 12 and older have their first dose. Meanwhile.

Bill-C-75, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code, came into effect on Sept. 19, 2019 — the same day Chouhan’s jury selection was scheduled to begin in his trial for first degree murder. The legislation?modified the jury procedure under the Criminal Code by eliminating the right of the Crown and defence to make “peremptory challenges” — to object to a proposed juror without stating a?reasonThe provinces could possibly spare, it.

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