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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2016, 13:44:16 »
I think you took the correct approach. From now until you're sworn in, you have the same liability for jury duty as any other citizen. After that point you are statutorily excused. I would certainly include any period of LWOP, because even though you're not being paid, you're still a member of the RegF.
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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2016, 14:36:28 »
I have not been sworn in yet and my BMOQ does not start until January 16th, 2017. I have only verbally accepted the offer and I am not on leave without pay as I'm still working full-time at my current job. I answered no and just added a note saying that I'm starting with the Armed Forces in January. Hopefully they do read it rather than just scanning the barcode on the paper.

You could answer "Yes" and probably get way with it but legally I'm thinking you would have to answer "NO" at this time.  Should you be summoned at a later date for Jury Duty and prior to your actual enrolment in the CAF, I'd suggest that you bring with you your confirmed "CAF Offer of Employment" and merely ask to be excused from the current and futre juror duty pool selections due to your upcoming employment commitments.
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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2016, 19:05:20 »
I do agree with you however I am going to be enrolled in regular force via direct entry as a MARS. [:)

I made the comment about PC 1989-583 because of a later post respecting reservists.

Once you are enrolled and are a member of the regular force then you would be exempt because the order in council places regular force members on "Active Service" both in and outside Canada.

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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2016, 19:33:54 »
The other thing to check is what is the period of the court sitting. I know from my own experience when I was living in Nova Scotia was that the period of of jury duty lasted during the particular session noted on the summons. It's usually for one month, and you must be available for all trials scheduled for that month.

I was only working in my civilian job at the time, so had to attend selection for the three trials scheduled that month. The first trial was rescheduled for a session later in the year, the defendant in the second trial took a plea deal, and when I went through selection for the third I was discharged because I personally knew the prosecutor, defense council, and two people on the witness list (one of which I knew from my time in the reserves).

I received a summons a few months after my period of exemption from duty was up. But by that time I had moved to the US.
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Jury Duty for Class "B" Reservists
« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2017, 09:58:11 »
I am a Class "B" reservist on a recurring 180 day contract. I have been mailed a "Questionnaire About Qualifications for Jury Service". Section B, Question 4 asks, "Does your work exempt you from jury service?". How do I answer this question? Am I active service or not? Thank you.

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Re: Jury Duty for Class "B" Reservists
« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2017, 10:06:26 »
I am a Class "B" reservist on a recurring 180 day contract.

does it refer to being under something like a class B contract?

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Re: Can Class A reservist by selected for Jury Duty ?
« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2017, 10:10:57 »
I have spoken to the G1 at the 4th Can Div HQ and they said that unless a reservist is on a named operation or on Class "C" duty. He they NOT exempt from Jury Duty.

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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #32 on: September 30, 2017, 14:44:24 »
Good info to know, thanks!

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Re: Jury Duty
« Reply #33 on: September 30, 2017, 14:57:48 »
For reference to the discussion,

DAOD 7001-0, Civil and Criminal Court Proceedings
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-policies-standards-defence-admin-orders-directives-7000/7001-0.page
"Every member of the Reserve Force on active service and every member of the Regular Force and Special Force is exempt from jury service at civil or criminal court in accordance with Section 268 of the National Defence Act."
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