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First Session, Forty-second Parliament,
64-65-66-67-68 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017-2018-2019
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-417
An Act to amend the Criminal Code (disclosure of information by jurors)
AS PASSED
BY THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
April 12, 2019
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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.
Available on the House of Commons website at the following address:
www.ourcommons.ca


1st Session, 42nd Parliament,
64-65-66-67-68 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017-2018-2019
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 or any 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.
Health care professional
(3)For the purpose of paragraph (2)‍(c), the health care professional that provides medical or psychiatric treatment or therapy or counselling must be entitled to do so under the laws of a province.

Coming into Force

Ninety days after royal assent
2This Act comes into force on the 90th day after the day on which it receives royal assent.
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons

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