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"Unexplained Recent Possession"

R v. Farnsworth| 2017 ABCA 358 | Alberta Court of Appeal

[Per Wakeling J.A. (dissenting):] The doctrine of unexplained recent possession allows a fact finder in a case of unexplained recent possession of goods unlawfully obtained to infer that the accused knew that the property was unlawfully obtained.
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