What is the impact of a change in the law which holds out the deliberate prospect of uni racial or uni cultural juries?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from R. v. Fiddler, 1994 CanLII 7396 (ON SC):

In my respectful view, any significant shift in the law which holds out the deliberate prospect of uni-racial or uni-cultural juries has great potential to damage the administration of justice in the eyes of the public and is likely to harm, rather than preserve or enhance the diverse heritage of Canada. Courts should pause before they decide to act as instruments of change with respect to cultural rights: Société des Acadiens v. Assn. of Parents, supra, at p. 138 C.R.R., p. 578 S.C.R., per Beetz J. (i) Conclusion respecting composition of the jury

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