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NL case highlights undercover use of electronic communications by police, Charter rights

Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 2:34 PM | By Tom Venetis

The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal granted an appeal and dismissed a cross-appeal of a provincial court ruling that focused on police evidence-gathering procedures. The case involved a man who communicated by means of a computer with a person he believed to be under the age of 16 for a sexual purpose.

The appeal and cross-appeal both engaged questions as to the undercover use of electronic communications by police.

In R. v. Mills 2017 NLCA 12 Sean Patrick Mills was convicted of communicating...