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Consider the situation where a person commits perjury by falsely asserting a material fact in court that goes against your case.1

In Canada, could you sue that personthe perjurer? Suppose you lost your job, ostensibly due to the accusation and trial. Could you sue the perjurer?

Consider further that the police failed to uncover inconsistencies that would have impugned the credibility of that witness.  

In Canada, do police officers have a duty to investigate witnesses that the prosecution will use? Could you sue the police/state if they fail to uncover inconsistencies?

1. For example, some people think this might have happened in Jian Gomeshi's trial. (Adrian Humphreys. After the Ghomeshi verdict: Could his accusers be charged? How will it affect future sex assault cases?. The National Post. March 24, 2016)

Consider the situation where a person commits perjury by falsely asserting a material fact in court that goes against your case.1

In Canada, could you sue that person?

Consider further that the police failed to uncover inconsistencies that would have impugned the credibility of that witness.  

In Canada, do police officers have a duty to investigate witnesses that the prosecution will use? Could you sue the police/state if they fail to uncover inconsistencies?

1. For example, some people think this might have happened in Jian Gomeshi's trial. (Adrian Humphreys. After the Ghomeshi verdict: Could his accusers be charged? How will it affect future sex assault cases?. The National Post. March 24, 2016)

Consider the situation where a person commits perjury by falsely asserting a material fact in court that goes against your case.1

In Canada, could you sue the perjurer? Suppose you lost your job, ostensibly due to the accusation and trial. Could you sue the perjurer?

Consider further that the police failed to uncover inconsistencies that would have impugned the credibility of that witness.

In Canada, do police officers have a duty to investigate witnesses that the prosecution will use? Could you sue the police/state if they fail to uncover inconsistencies?

1. For example, some people think this might have happened in Jian Gomeshi's trial. (Adrian Humphreys. After the Ghomeshi verdict: Could his accusers be charged? How will it affect future sex assault cases?. The National Post. March 24, 2016)

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