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Forensic Sciences Systemic Issues

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One of the systemic issues in our terms of reference under Order in Council #479/2005(d) of the Inquiry authorize the Commissioner:

“…to consider the role of the RCMP laboratory in the prosecution of James Driskell, and to review any systemic issues that may arise out of its role”.

The paper that Douglas M. Lucas prepared can be found below.

These documents have been circulated to all parties with standing and to the members of an expert panel who will assemble at a public session of the Inquiry on Thursday, September 21, 2006 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre in the Pan Am Room from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.

The panelists will discuss the issue in a round table format, together with the commissioner and counsel for the inquiry and the parties.

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Papers for discussion:


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2006 Commission of Inquiry Into Certain Aspects of the Trial and Conviction of James Driskell