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Constitutional issues - Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - Legal rights - Protection against unreasonable search and seizure

Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeal by the accused from conviction for unlawfully producing marijuana. Social workers attended at the appellant’s residence to investigate a complaint that a child in the residence might be in need of protection due to the presence of a grow-operation in the home. A police officer accompanied the social workers to ensure their safety. Both the social workers and the officer smelled a strong odour of marijuana when they entered the house. The social worker accompanied by the officer proceeded to search the house after the...