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Ontario court stresses importance of time limitation on warrants

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 @ 8:40 AM | By Amanda Jerome

The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a Sarnia man's drug trafficking conviction, ruling that a trial judge made no error in concluding a warrant issued for a search and seizure with an implied date was valid.

Matthew Gourlay, Henein Hutchison LLPIn R. v. Saint 2017 ONCA 491, the court heard that the Sarnia police believed the appellant, John Saint, was trafficking drugs out of his home. The police applied for a search warrant under s. 11 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA), and searched Saint's...