Weighing Evidence - Memorandum


April 01, 2004

All members and RPOs

Paul Aterman
A/General Counsel

Subject : Weighing Evidence Paper

Attached please find the updated Weighing Evidence paper, dated December 31, 2003, prepared by Legal Services. This work is intended to assist decision-makers in the three Divisions of the IRB. The electronic version is available in Intranet and in the IRB's website.

This update replaces the previous version of the paper in its entirety. It incorporates caselaw up to December 31, 2003.

The following Legal advisors contributed to the update of the paper:

Michael Park (Chapter 1, 6.9, 6.10 and the coordinator of the paper),

Linda Koch (Chapters 2, 3 and 7),

Lori Disenhouse (Chapters 4 and 5),

Matthew Oommen (Chapters 6.1 and 6.18), Shirley Novak (Chapters 6.2 and 6.6),

Marie-Claire Le Van Mao (Chapters 6.3 and 6.8),

Richard Tyndorf (Chapters 6.4, 6.5, 6.14 and 6.16),

Ritva Ahti (Chapters 6.7 and 6.15),

Wendy Reid (Chapter 6.8),

April Curtis (Chapters 6.11 and 6.12),

Marie-Claude Roberge (Chapter 6.13),

Gordon Hayhurst (Chapter 6.17),

David Schwartz (Chapter 8), and,

Ariane Cohen (Appendix).

The paper is reviewed annually to determine whether it requires updating. We want to be sure that it meets your needs. If you have any comments about the format or the content of this work, please forward them to Michael Park, Legal Services, Vancouver.

Original signed by
Paul Aterman