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section 469 offence

An accused person charged with an indictable offence usually has the choice of a trial in the Ontario Court of Justice or in the Superior Court of Justice. The offences listed in section 469 can only have trials in the Superior Court of Justice. The offences listed in section 469 include:

  • treason
  • alarming Her Majesty
  • intimidating Parliament or a legislature
  • piracy, and
  • murder
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