The court hears arguments in case #29185, The Queen v. Claude Daoust and Éric Bois, on October 8, 2003.
Claude Daoust, the owner of a secondhand-goods store named Argent Comptant in Quebec City, and Éric Bois, the manager of that store, were convicted of laundering stolen merchandise. Their arrest and conviction followed a police operation during which an undercover police officer sold them goods that he claimed were stolen. The Quebec Court of Appeal ordered that they be acquitted. The Crown is appealing that decision to the Supreme Court.
Lawyer Louis Coulombe presents arguments on behalf of the Crown. Lawyer Bernard Laprade presents arguments on behalf of the Attorney General of Canada, an intervener in the case. Lawyer John Corelli presents arguments on behalf of the Attorney General of Ontario, an intervener in the case.