How has evidence been excluded from a Charter violation trial where the Charter violation was a serious one?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from R. v. Burlingham, 1993 CanLII 6884 (BC CA):

Fairness of the trial is not the only consideration. In some cases, where the fairness of the trial was not in issue, evidence has nevertheless been excluded where the Charter violation was a serious one: R v. Greffe (1990), 1990 CanLII 143 (SCC), 55 C.C.C. (3d) 161, [1990] 1 S.C.R. 755, 75 C.R. (3d) 257.

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