Criminal Law: Jury Verdict

R. v. Shlah, 2019 SCC 56 (38661) (38677) 

Moldaver J. — “The appeal is dismissed substantially for the reasons of Chief Justice Fraser. We agree with the majority of the Court of Appeal that the charge to the jury does not disclose reviewable error, and the jury’s verdict was not unreasonable.

However, we do not endorse para. 27 of the majority’s reasons to the extent it may be taken as suggesting that the reviewing court must identify an extricable error as a precondition to concluding that the jury’s verdict was unreasonable. A determination that the jury’s verdict was unreasonable is itself an error of law warranting appellate intervention.”