Murder charges stayed against former Quebec Appeal Court Justice

A public inquiry should be held to examine Quebec’s forensic laboratory following the decision by Quebec Superior Court to grant a stay in legal proceedings against former Quebec Court of Appeal Justice Jacques Delisle, according to a founding director of Innocence Canada, a non-profit organization that resolves wrongful-conviction cases.

“The mistakes in this case and their attitude to the mistakes in this case demonstrates that there are very serious systemic problems in the laboratory,” said James Lockyer, who took on Delisle as a client in 2014 before passing on the baton to Quebec City criminal lawyers Jacques Larochelle and Maxime Roy for the Superior Court proceedings. “There is every reason to believe that there are other miscarriages of justice as a result from their work.”

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This story was originally published in The Lawyer’s Daily.

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