C-25, r. 4 - Regulation of the Court of Québec

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96. A pre-hearing conference provided for in section 625.1 (1) of the Criminal Code (R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46) shall be held at the date, time and place set by the judge.
The judge presiding over the pre-hearing conference may inquire about, among other things:
(1)  compliance with obligations in matters of communication of the evidence;
(2)  preliminary questions by the prosecutor;
(3)  preliminary questions by the defence;
(4)  whether the accused is fit to stand trial;
(5)  the admissibility of the evidence, including any question on:
(a)  the out-of-court statement:
— the common law voir-dire;
— voir-dire under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms;
(b)  the contestations of the searches;
(c)  the contestations as to evidence based on interception of private communications;
(d)  the contestations as to audio or video evidence other than in matters of electronic surveillance;
(e)  the application to reveal the identity of a coded informant;
(f)  another application to exempt evidence under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms;
(g)  the admissibility of hearsay evidence;
(h)  the admissibility of prior testimony in order to prove the content thereof;
(i)  guilty mind;
(j)  evidence of similar facts;
(k)  the testimony of a child;
(l)  the use of prior testimony or evidence taken by commission;
(m)  solicitor-client privilege;
(n)  evidence of prior sexual behaviour;
(o)  any other question;
(6)  admissions, including any question on:
(a)  the chain of possession of exhibits;
(b)  the identity of the accused;
(c)  any other admission;
(7)  expert opinions by:
(a)  the prosecution;
(b)  the defence;
(8)  the probable duration of the preliminary inquiry or the trial.
O.C. 673-2003, s. 96.