Her Majesty The Queen Respondent
Indexed as: R. v. J.W.R.
Neutral citation: 2001 SCC 65.
File No.: 28433.
2001: October 12.
Present: Iacobucci, Major, Bastarache, Arbour and LeBel JJ.
on appeal from the court of appeal for british columbia
Criminal law – Charge to jury – Reasonable doubt – Theory of defence – Whether trial judge adequately charged jury on reasonable doubt and theory of defence.
APPEAL from a judgment of the British Columbia Court of Appeal (2001), 84 B.C.L.R. (3d) 22, 146 B.C.A.C. 123, 239 W.A.C. 123, 151 C.C.C. (3d) 236,  B.C.J. No. 39 (QL), 2001 BCCA 12, dismissing the accused’s appeal from his conviction for sexual offences. Appeal allowed and new trial ordered.
D. Mayland McKimm, Q.C., and Susan E. Wishart, for the appellant.
Wendy Rubin, for the respondent.
The judgment of the Court was delivered orally by
1 Iacobucci J. – Substantially for the reasons of Donald J.A., we would allow the appeal, set aside the judgment of the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and order a new trial.
Solicitors for the appellant: Mayland McKimm & Associates, Victoria.
Solicitor for the respondent: The Ministry of the Attorney General, Vancouver.