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First Session, Forty-second Parliament,
64-65-66-67 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017-2018
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-417
An Act to amend the Criminal Code (disclosure of information by jurors)
FIRST READING, October 29, 2018
Mr. Cooper
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SUMMARY
This enactment amends the Criminal Code to provide that the prohibition against the disclosure of information relating to jury proceedings does not, in certain circumstances, apply in respect of disclosure by jurors to health care professionals.
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1st Session, 42nd Parliament,
64-65-66-67 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017-2018
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-417
An Act to amend the Criminal Code (disclosure of information by jurors)
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
R.‍S.‍, c. C-46
Criminal Code
1Section 649 of the Criminal Code is replaced by the following:
Disclosure of jury proceedings
649(1)Every member of a jury, and every person providing technical, personal, interpretative or other support services to a juror with a physical disability, who discloses any information relating to the proceedings of the jury when it was absent from the courtroom that was not subsequently disclosed in open court is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
Exceptions
(2)Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of the disclosure of information for the purposes of
(a)an investigation of an alleged offence under subsection 139(2) in relation to a juror;
(b)giving evidence in criminal proceedings in relation to such an offence; or
(c)any medical or psychiatric treatment, therapy or counselling that a person referred to in subsection (1) receives from a health care professional after the completion of the trial in relation to health issues arising out of or related to the person’s service at the trial as a jur­or or as a person who provided support services to a juror.
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons

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