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Where a superior court judge becomes a youth justice court judge by operation of the deeming provisions in s. 13(2) or s. 13(3) of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (“YCJA”), the superior court is so deemed for the purpose of the proceeding. As it is used in ss. 13(2) and 13(3), “the proceeding” is not confined to the trial, but rather includes any step taken by a youth justice court judge after the young person elects to be tried at the superior court, including any pre-trial application for judicial interim release, until trial.