The prosecution agrees to provide evidence and a witness list after Lich brings a motion for particulars.
TORONTO: Tamara Lich's lawyer appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice Tuesday seeking particulars of the alleged crimes committed by his client during the Freedom Convoy protests. The motion concluded with the prosecution agreeing to provide a full list of witnesses and evidence by August 1, 2023.
The concept of particulars is similar to but distinct from disclosure. TDF's litigation director, Alan Honner, explains: "The prosecution has a duty to fully disclose all relevant evidence to the accused, but particulars need only be disclosed if a judge is satisfied that it is necessary for a fair trial." According to Honner, particulars might be ordered where a crime can be committed in different ways, where disclosure is broad, or where there are multiple co-accused.
Tamara's defence is being crowd-funded by The Democracy Fund. She has retained Lawrence Greenspon, who is one of the best-respected lawyers in Ottawa. Her trial is expected to last three weeks and is scheduled to begin in Ottawa on September 5, 2023.
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About The Democracy Fund:
Founded in 2021, The Democracy Fund (TDF) is a Canadian charity dedicated to constitutional rights, advancing education and relieving poverty. TDF promotes constitutional rights through litigation and public education. TDF supports an access to justice initiative for Canadians whose civil liberties have been infringed by government lockdowns and other public policy responses to the pandemic.