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R. v. Dikah, [1994] 3 S.C.R. 1020


Naoufal Naoufal          Appellant




Her Majesty The Queen                                                                   Respondent


Indexed as:  R. v. Dikah


File No.:  24158.


1994:  December 9.


Present:  La Forest, Sopinka, Gonthier, Cory, McLachlin, Iacobucci and Major JJ.


on appeal from the court of appeal for ontario


                   Criminal law ‑‑ Fundamental justice ‑‑ Abuse of process ‑‑ Paid informants ‑‑ Police informant to be paid in full only in event of successful investigation ‑‑ Informant's evidence not inadmissible.


                   APPEAL from a judgment of the Ontario Court of Appeal (1994), 18 O.R. (3d) 302, 89 C.C.C. (3d) 321, 31 C.R. (4th) 105, 20 C.R.R. (2d) 193, 70 O.A.C. 214, allowing the Crown's appeal from a stay of proceedings granted by Ratushny Prov. Div. J. (1993), 16 C.R.R. (2d) 161, and ordering a new trial.  Appeal dismissed.


                   Alan D. Gold and Gregory Lafontaine, for the appellant.


                   Michael R. Dambrot, Q.C., and Scott K. Fenton, for the respondent.


                   The judgment of the Court was delivered orally by


                   La Forest J. ‑‑ This is an appeal as of right.  We are all of the view that the appeal should be dismissed for the reasons given by Labrosse and Doherty JJ.A. in the Court of Appeal of Ontario.  The appeal is accordingly dismissed.


                   Judgment accordingly.


                   Solicitor for the appellant:  Gregory Lafontaine, Toronto.


                   Solicitor for the respondent:  The Attorney General of Canada, Toronto.





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