Can a certificate of conviction be used in a civil action?

Alberta, Canada


The following excerpt is from Trang v. Alberta (Edmonton Remand Centre), 2002 ABQB 658 (CanLII):

It appears that the issue has not been resolved in this province. In Jomphe Estate v. Denis the plaintiffs relied not only on the defendant’s certificate of conviction but the facts admitted to by the defendant as set out in the criminal proceedings. The defendant, however, did not argue against the admissibility of this evidence.

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