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

Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 8:32 AM  

Appeal by the accused from his conviction for possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. The appellant argued that the trial judge erred in not finding that his rights under ss. 8, 9 and 10(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter) were breached. The police stopped the appellant’s vehicle because its colour did not match its registration. The police also knew from a Police Information Portal (PIP) search that the appellant was associated with addresses related to a marijuana grow operation. During...