Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
12 THE lETHBRIOGE HERAiO Saturday Auguil 4 New measures to protect accused urged ARE YOU INTERESTED SHOW IF YOU ARE 1 8 TO 40 YEARS OLD LIKE TO TRAVEL ON WEEKENDS AND CAN SPEND A COUPLE OF EVENINGS PER WEEK REHEARSING Call 329-4383 For Interview Chevron Chevron Standard Limited Requires a PLANT SAFETY CO-OMATQR The position covers all safety aspects in a large natural gas plant and associated gas field located at Fox aproximately 150 miles northwest of Edmon- ton Aplicants must possess a valid First Aid be qualified to administer and teach industrial first and have at least a Grade XII education Prior industry accident prevention experience is essential. Full employee benefits are including moving assistance and transpoitation Modern housing is avail- able at Fox Creek Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please submit written application giving full details of age. education and together with tele- phone number to Monetger Employee Relations Chevron Standard Limite 400-5th Ave. SW Alberta T2P OL7 Flood damage Floodwaters piled cars on top of each other and sailed them into buildings in North N J. Several persons in North Plamfield and in neighboring Plamfield as a result of the flooding. Fuel prices increased OTTAWA New meas- ures to protect an accused per- son from being presumed guilty and to ease the restrictions on expert witnesses and opinion evidence are suggested in study papers prepared for the Law Reform Commission of Canada. The papers are circulated for comment and criticism and do not represent recommendations of the commission at this stage. The Law Reform Commission was appointed in 1970 to carry out a continuing examination of the nation's laws to see if they are achieving their objectives. Mr. Justice E. Patrick formerly of the Ontario Su- preme is chairman. One study recommends change or abolition of more than 60 sections of the Criminal Code that require an accused to or something- or be presumed guilty. recommend that a pre- sumption should never be created or interpreted so as to shift to the accused the burden of persuasion on one of the ele- ments of the says the prepared by the commis- j sion's law-of-evidence project As an the paper cites Criminal Code section 234 by which a person is said to be guilty of a crime if he has the care and control of a motor ve- hicle while his ability to drive is unpaired by alcohol or drugs. The prosecution needs only to prove that the while occupied the driver's seat and unless he can persuade judge or he did not intend to drive the car he will be con- victed. is wrong and misleading to assert that a person is guilty of the crime of being impaired while in care and control of an automobile when the trier of fact or was not persuaded beyond reasonable doubt that the accused was in- deed in care and A suggested change to give more latitude for expert and opinion evidence would exclude opinion testimony only if it is unhelpful to the trial judge or jury. The present rule bars opinion evidence unless it is considered absolutely necessary to a witness's narration. The study says the present rule lacks justification in prin- is impossible to apply in practice and at times interferes SAND GRAVEL ASPHALT TOLLESTRUP SAND AND GRAVEL Construction Co. Ltd. PHONE 328-2702 4 17-3610 A with a witness's normal way of describing facts. difference between a statement of fact and an opin- ion is only one of says the paper. When a witness de- scribes an approaching vehicle as object with four a a windshield and so he is still only stating his opin- and under the present rule a valid objection could be made forcing him to recite in even more detail the make-up of the object he concluded were wheels The study suggests allowing a lay witness to give his opinion or draw an inference if it is based' on matters he has per- ceived with his own senses. It also would allow a witness to ex- press his opinion on the ulti- mate issue in a court case. Another recommendation calls for either party to a case to disclose in advance the sub- stance of the testimony to be given by an expert witness. This would eliminate the oppor- tunity for surprise often used by trial lawyers. 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