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CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES - Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - Legal rights - Protection against unreasonable search and seizure

Thursday, June 29, 2017 @ 8:30 AM  

Appeal by the accused, Driedger, from a summary conviction appeal court decision affirming his convictions for firearm offences. The accused was stopped by police conducting a roadblock pursuant to the Wildlife Act. A conservation officer assisting police asked the accused if he possessed firearms. The accused indicated the presence of firearms in the trailer. The officer observed a gun case on the floor behind the driver's seat and asked the accused to unlock the back door. The accused complied. The conservation officer took out the gun...