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Informant disclosure ruling overturned

Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Kim Arnott

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has rejected a lower court ruling that ordered edited police documents containing intelligence from confidential informers be disclosed to defence counsel for the purpose of challenging the validity of a search warrant.

Many eyes were watching for the decision in R. v. McKay 2016 BCCA 391, after Supreme Court Justice Brian MacKenzie stayed proceedings against a man accused of trafficking cocaine when the Crown refused to comply with the disclosure order.

“I think probably a lot of defence counsel had...