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SCC rules police did not violate Charter s. 8 with warrantless sting aimed at online child predators
Justice Russell Brown
Supreme Court Justice Russell Brown held that the accused did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in his online communications with a purported child who was a stranger to him.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 5:11 PM

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled 6-1 that an undercover police officer who created a fictitious identity online that purported to be a 14-year-old girl did not need a warrant to surreptitiously record his online communications with a suspected child predator — nor was the latter’s constitutional right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure engaged by this police investigative technique. ... [read more]

LAO explains changes to refugee services; legal community slams provincial cuts David McKillop sm

Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 12:04 PM

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has clarified that it will not be suspending all of its refugee and immigration services but has made interim changes to maintain “core” services in the wake of funding cuts made to the justice sector in the provincial budget. ... [read more]

Refreshing to see court call out ‘run-around’ of right to counsel in assault case: law prof Subscriber only content Lisa Silver, University of Calgary faculty of law

Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 8:55 AM

The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld a man’s sexual assault conviction despite finding a statement he made in the case was obtained in violation of his right to legal counsel. ... [read more]