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SCC rules informer privilege won’t shield wrongdoing by Crime Stopper tipsters

Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 7:08 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

Anonymous crime tipsters can’t hide behind informer privilege in furtherance of their own criminal activity or with the aim of interfering with the administration of justice, the Supreme Court has ruled.

Jennifer Penman, Derstine Penman, Criminal LawyersIn a 9-0 judgment published Nov. 9, the top court clarified the scope of informer privilege, as well as the process to be followed when the Crown challenges an informer privilege claim over an anonymous crime tip made to Crime Stoppers: R. v. Durham Regional Crime Stoppers Inc. 2017 SCC...