What is the test for using the word "similar fact evidence" in a motion where the evidence is not the same fact evidence?

Ontario, Canada

The following excerpt is from R. v. Ostopovich, 1998 CanLII 1119 (ON CA):

Moreover, the evidence qualified as similar fact evidence and there was no potential for misuse as in Rarru v. The Queen (1996), 1996 CanLII 195 (SCC), 107 C.C.C. (3d) 53 (S.C.C.).

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