seen that compellable
information need not be restricted to one thing,
Justice Cheverie concluded that the Solicitor General was not compellable
as a witness before that commission because the commission derived its power from a provincial statute.
The Sovereign was not a compellable
witness (most criminal prosecutions, after all, are brought in her name).
The accuseds claimed that this provision infringed their constitutional rights to a fair trial, including the right of arrested persons to remain silent, the right not to be compelled to make a confession, the right of accused persons to be presumed innocent, and the right not to be compellable
as a witness against oneself.
He is a compellable
witness," he said, after an application for his attendance by barrister, Ivan McAteer.
The first sexual history provisions in the Code were not especially useful for protecting women's equality in the criminal trial process, since they made the complainant a compellable
witness at the voir dire and relied on a general test of relevance to determine admissibility.