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EVIDENCE - Privilege - Informants - Privileged relationships - Solicitor and client

Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 1:18 PM  

Appeals by the Crown from judgments of the British Columbia Court of Appeal and the British Columbia Supreme Court permitting disclosure by Brassington and the other accused of informer-privileged information and declaring that they were permitted to provide information about confidential informers to their legal counsel. The accused were former police officers who were charged with breach of trust, fraud and obstruction of justice in connection with their conduct with a witness who, while not a confidential informer, was under their protection during an investigation. The...