Testimonial Support Provisions for Children and Vulnerable Adults (Bill C-2):
Case Law Review and Perceptions of the Judiciary

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  • Table 3.1: Number of Completed Surveys Returned by Jurisdiction and Level of Court
  • Table 3.2: Characteristics of Judges' Criminal Cases
  • Table 3.3: Extent to Which the Judges Agree That the Provisions Amended in Bill C-2 are Useful
  • Table 3.4: Characteristics of Judges' Competency Inquiries by Age of Child Witness
  • Table 3.5: Characteristics of Judges' Criminal Cases Involving the Support Person Provision
  • Table 3.6: Point in the Proceeding When Applications for Various Provisions in Bill-C-2 are Most Commonly Made
  • Table 3.7: Characteristics of Judges' criminal Cases Involving the Provisions for Screens and Closed Circuit Television
  • Table 3.8: Frequency of Provisions Granted in Successful Applications for Screens and Closed-Circuit Television
  • Table 3.9: Characteristics of Judges' Criminal Cases Involving the Appointment of Counsel for Self-Represented accused
  • Table 3.10: Characteristics of Judges' Criminal Cases Involving the Provision for Video-recorded Evidence
  • Table 3.11: Judges' Perceptions of How Often Child Witnesses are Asked Questions they are Incapable of Answering by Various Professionals


  • Figure 3.1: Proportion of Judges Reporting Familiarity with and Use of the Amendments in Bill C-2, by Level of Court
  • Figure 3.2: Proportion of Judges Using Various Provisions Amended by Bill C-2,  by Level of Court
  • Figure 3.3: Most Common Support Person Used in Cases with Child Witness under 18 and Vulnerable Adult Witness
  • Figure 3.4: Judges' Perceptions of Whether the New Provisions May Render the Trial Unfair to the Accused
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