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Privacy when consulting with counsel a right you shouldn’t have to ask for

Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 8:57 AM | By Nathan Baker

The right to consult counsel is one of the most fundamental rights guaranteed in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. When a person is under arrest by the state, they are in one of the most disadvantaged positions a person can find themselves in. The state has all the power. The state controls the person’s movements, communications and every other freedom. The one thing that must be guaranteed upon detention is the ability to consult counsel. This is the one lifeline, the one trusted person...