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Bruce v. The Queen, [1985] 2 S.C.R. 287


Alvin Harper Bruce     Appellant;




Her Majesty The Queen     Respondent.


File No.: 16983.


1985: October 29.


Present: Dickson C.J. and Beetz, Chouinard, Lamer, Wilson, Le Dain and La Forest JJ.



on appeal from the court of appeal for ontario


                   Evidence ‑‑ Documentary evidence ‑‑ Reception ‑‑ Banking transactions ‑‑ Whether computer produced bank statements admissible under s. 29(1), (2) of the Canada Evidence Act.


                   APPEAL from a judgment of the Ontario Court of Appeal, sub nom. R. v. Bell and Bruce (1982), 35 O.R. (2d) 164, 65 C.C.C. (2d) 376, 26 C.R. (3d) 336, allowing the Crown's appeal from the acquittal of the accused on a charge of fraud. Appeal dismissed.


                   Shane M. Watson, for the appellant.


                   J. Douglas Ewart, for the respondent.


                   The judgment of the Court was delivered orally by


1.                The Chief Justice‑‑It will not be necessary to call upon you Mr. Ewart. We agree with the conclusion of the Court of Appeal for Ontario and with the reasons for judgment delivered by Weatherston J.A. for the Court. Accordingly, the appeal is dismissed.


                   Judgment accordingly.


                   Solicitor for the appellant: Shane M. Watson, Hamilton.


                   Solicitor for the respondent: Archie G. Campbell, Toronto.


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