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Juries and Jury Duty. What’s a Jury?. Under the YCJA, a person 14 years old or older may be tried as an adult for serious offences such as rape and murder For these offences, the fate of the person on trial is determined by twelve people, called jurors

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what s a jury
What’s a Jury?
  • Under the YCJA, a person 14 years old or older may be tried as an adult for serious offences such as rape and murder
  • For these offences, the fate of the person on trial is determined by twelve people, called jurors
  • All twelve people must vote unanimously to convict or acquit an individual
jury duty
Jury Duty
  • Anyone who is 18 or older and a Canadian citizen is eligible for jury duty
  • Anyone convicted of a crime is ineligible for jury duty
  • When summoned for jury duty citizens must comply or be held in contempt
  • Employers have to give you time off work for jury duty, but do not have to pay you
information on jury duty in canada
Information on Jury Duty in Canada
  • Department of Justice
  • Canadian Jury Duty
  • Frequently Asked Questions
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