What is the test for admitting similar fact evidence?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from R. v. Eng, 1995 CanLII 3215 (BC SC):

7 Before similar fact evidence can be admitted, there must be a link between the alleged similar acts and the accused: Sweitzer v. The Queen (1982) 1982 CanLII 23 (SCC), 68 C.C.C. (2d) 193 @ 197 (S.C.C.).

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