While everyone has the right to speak to lawyer when arrested as guaranteed by section 10(b) of the Charter, youths under the YCJA have further rights.
Christopher Hoare is charged with the attempt murder of his wife. He admits hitting her with a baseball bat but claims he did not try to kill her. He tried to enter a plea of guilt to assualt with a weapon this week but the Crown refused to accept it. According to the Ottawa Citizen, that means the the trial on attempted murder and aggravated assault charges is proceeding.