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

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 8:46 AM  

Appeal by the accused, Bennett, from a conviction for weapon offences. Police executed a telewarrant at the accused's apartment looking for drugs. The information to obtain the warrant (ITO) included details from a confidential informant (CI) alleging the accused dealt crack cocaine from the apartment. No drugs were found, but police seized a loaded firearm and ammunition in a white fur coat in a closet. The accused applied for exclusion of the evidence based on breaches of his ss. 8 and 9 Charter rights. The trial...