The Uncertain Duty of the Expert Witness


  • Paul Michell
  • Renu Mandhane



This article provides a discussion about policy issues currently facing Canadian courts in relying on expert testimony. Changes in the standards of admissibility, the role and responsibilities of the expert witness including the overarching duty to the court, the extent of any duly of impartiality and independence and possible internal and external controls on the use of experts are discussed. A thorough review of authorities from within and outside of Canada is provided.