Crown: L. Jago, Office of the Crown Attorney, Milton
Defence: Craig Penney, GTA Perjury Defence Lawyer, Milton
¶ 1 MR PENNEY: Counsel Penney, initial C., appearing as counsel pursuant to a 650.01 Designation.
¶ 2 THE COURT: Yes.
¶ 3 CROWN: I can advise the Court that the Crown has reviewed this matter with respect to a reasonable prospect of conviction and has also reviewed additional materials provided by Mr Penney on behalf of the accused. The charge before the Court is perjury which is one of the few sections in the Criminal Code that requires independent corroboration. The corroboration that has been provided in this case in the Crown's respectful position is not sufficient to prove this case beyond a reasonable doubt. There is no reasonable prospect of conviction. The charge should be marked withdrawn.
¶ 4 THE COURT: Okay.
¶ 5 MR PENNEY: Thank you, Your Worship. I thank my friend.
¶ 6 THE COURT: For the reasons indicated by Crown counsel on the record, the matter is marked withdrawn.
¶ 7 MR PENNEY: Thank you. I thank my friend.