New & Notable: Not just a procedural rule

Brian Dexter crashed his car shortly after leading the police on a high speed chase. He had been drinking that night. His three friends who were also in the car were injured. At trial he testified that he had not been driving at the time of the accident. He asserted that he had earlier gotten in the backseat and fell asleep - he implied that one of his friends had been driving. 
The three friends testified at trial. During the cross of two of them the defence suggested to them that the accused was "unwilling to drive". During the cross of the third occupant of the vehicle the defence suggested that someone else might have been driving; that witness denied the assertion. He suggested that the car was the accused's "baby" and no one else would have been allowed to drive it.
Dexter was convicted. In rejecting his evidence the trial judge noted that one of the factors that was taking into account was the breach of the rule in Browne v Dunn by defence counsel. Something which teh Crown raised in submissions.
Dexter was convicted and appealed: 2013 ONCA 744.
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New & Notable: The Dangers of Not Confronting a Witness in Cross-Ex: The "Rule" in Browne v Dunn Applied

Paul and Michelle Frost were married at one time. They were partners in life and according to the Crown’s case, partners in various sexual assaults against three young girls who lived in their home from time to time.

Some of the charges involved Mr. Frost alone, some involved Mrs. Frost alone and some involved both. They were tried together before a judge alone and were convicted of most of the offences. They both appealed both the convictions and the sentences: 2012 ONCA 807.

During the course of the trial Paul Frost testified. He denied the allegations of one of the complainants stating that there was no sexual activity. In relation to the allegations of the second complainant, he explained that the touching was inadvertent. In response to the third complainant he testified that not only was the sexual activity consensual but that some of it had been initiated by the complainant.

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