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R v Deutsch, [1986] 2 SCR. 2

Facts:

D charged with procuring a person to have illicit sex w another (s.212(1)(a)). D conducted interviews with women assistants and told them who he chose who have to have sex with clients

Issue(s):

What is the test to convict someone of an attempt?

Ratio:

Test for Attempts:
1. Need to look at relationship of the offence and the act
**a. Rewording of the unequivocal act theory
2. Proximity is relevant, taking into account time, location, and acts controlled by the accused that remain to be accomplished - What is important is the acts the accused took
**a. The fact that further acts are needed to complete the offence is not determinate of an attempt - Proximity is not determinative

Holding:

That acts were an attempt – more then preparatory steps


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