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Ontario court rules police search of home breached man's Charter rights

Monday, April 03, 2017 @ 1:55 PM | By Tom Venetis

The Court of Appeal for Ontario ruled on March 29 that the Superior Court of Justice wrongly extended a 1999 Supreme Court of Canada decision in allowing police to enter a home without a warrant.

The Supreme Court in R. v. Godoy [1999] 1 S.C.R. 311, held that the police can enter a home without a warrant if they have reasonable grounds to believe it is necessary to do so to protect a person's life or safety.

Craig BottomleyIn R. v. Davidson 2017 ONCA 257, the...