Crown: C. Vandenbroek, Office of the Crown Attorney, Brampton
Defence: Craig Penney, Toronto Child Pornography Lawyer, Brampton
¶ 1 THE COURT: This is my ruling on the Charter application for disclosure of digital image files brought on behalf of Mr. R.J.
¶ 1 CROWN: An add-on, F.G.
¶ 2 MR PENNEY: Yes. Good morning, Your Worship.
¶ 3 THE COURT: Good morning.
¶ 4 MR PENNEY: Mr. Maund advised me yesterday that this is being pulled forward. I don't know if he's instructed you to — my understanding is that the Crown attorney is going to be withdrawing the charges.
¶ 5 CLERK: And, what's your name?
¶ 6 MR. PENNEY: Penny, P-E-N-N-E-Y. Do we have any information, Madam Clerk, on [Mr.] G.?
¶ 7 CLERK: It's been passed to Your Worship.
¶ 8 MR PENNEY: Oh, thank you. Sorry. Okay, great.
¶ 9 CLERK: First initial?
¶ 10 MR PENNEY: C.
¶ 11 CLERK: C. Thank you.
¶ 12 THE COURT: Oh, that's good.
¶ 13 CLERK: Okay. What's the line number we're dealing with?
¶ 14 CROWN: F.G.and it's an add-on, apparently.
¶ 15 MR PENNEY: Yes. I have an email from Mr. Maund, if my friend wants to see that.
¶ 16 CROWN: Yes, Your Worship. I have the note here. There is no reasonable prospect of conviction. I am to withdraw this matter.
¶ 17 THE COURT: Thank you. So, Mr. Penney, the matter against your client, F.G., information 10125 is now withdrawn. Thank you.
¶ 18 MR PENNEY: Yes. Thank you, Your Worship.
¶ 19 ...WHEREUPON THIS MATTER WAS CONCLUDED