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Tuesday, February 06, 2018 @ 8:01 AM  

Application by the two accused, charged with fraud offences, for a stay of proceedings following a finding that their s. 7 and s. 8 Charter rights had been breached. David, a disbarred lawyer, had provided a statement to the police implicating the accused, his purported clients, in a fraudulent scheme. In an earlier decision it was found the applicants’ rights had been infringed in relation to the taking of David’s statement, the inclusion of portions of that statement in an information to obtain used to obtain...