SUPREME COURT: RULE 18A
RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY STEMS FROM THE MAGNA CARTA
Whereas the MAGNA CARTA
is recognized as a cornerstone of our democracy, the Court hardly ever relies on it to make their final decisions, thus making the Great Charter
appear to be a Myth.
The fact is however, the MAGNA CARTA
meant freedom from the King's tyranny in 1215 A.D. and it means freedom from tyranny today and it still the law of this country.
It is important to be aware that a Jury of citizens who work in the places of our nation, v. a Judge sitting on the bench and deciding the faith of the party based on what it is considered law at the time and moment, is a denial of the litigant's right to a fair a just hearing.
The twin rights to trial and to a jury are two pillars of our democratic heritage. With respect to the right to a jury trial, the notice that the B.C. Supreme Court requires be sent out to every civil law juror puts it this way:
"The right to a trial by jury of one's peers is a cornerstone of our democratic society and is one of its oldest institutions. It exists to protect individual rights and to involve the community in the administration of justice."
According to the Summary Trial rule the right to a jury trial no longer exists!