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

Friday, September 08, 2017 @ 8:41 AM  

Appeal by the accused from convictions for firearms and drug offences. In a search for stolen firearms and ammunition, police broke into a barn on private property and searched it without a warrant. They seized a cache of firearms and ammunition. After the search, they received information that there were more firearms in the barn hidden behind a false wall. They applied for and obtained a search warrant. They searched again and found firearms, ammunition, cash, and drugs. The trial judge excluded the items found during...