Rules of Evidence in Canadian Courts: A New Q&A for Foreign Counsel

January 28, 2020

Two members of our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group, Rémi Leprévost and Lesley Mercer, have authored a Practical Law publication on rules of evidence in Canadian civil proceedings. Written in Q&A format, the publication provides an excellent overview of this important area of law, with particular attention to the following:

  • Statutes and court rules governing evidentiary issues;
  • Disclosure and discovery obligations;
  • Burden of proof and adverse inferences;
  • Hearsay, privilege claims and other principles relating to admissibility;
  • Oral vs. written evidence;
  • Expert witnesses;
  • Video and teleconference testimony;
  • Evidence obtained outside Canada;
  • Letters rogatory;
  • International conventions on evidence.

We are pleased to be able to make this 12-page publication, which was co-authored by Jordan Moss, available for downloading.

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