What is the burden of proof for an allegation of sexual assault?

Alberta, Canada


The following excerpt is from Stewart v. McLean, 2003 ABQB 96 (CanLII):

As established in Vout v. Hay, the burden of proof is that of a balance of probabilities, but the extent of proof required is proportionate to the gravity of the suspicion and the degree of suspicion varies with the circumstances of each case.

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