The Federal Government recently changed the Canadian jury selection system. Through Bill C-75, the government removed peremptory challenges from the jury selection process.Read More
Blog - Topic: Charter Rights
Police Information and Vulnerable Sector Checks: Who Can Access your Information and What Can They Do with It?
A recent 2019 decision from Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench, Edmonton Police Service (EPS) v Alberta, considered the information available in police record checks.Read More
In May 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada decided an important case on police powers and personal property rights.Read More
On July 30th, Ontario announced a new initiative: public consultation on police street checks.Read More
There has been recent disagreement about what it means to breach an individual’s s. 10(a) Charter right to be informed promptly of the reason for their arrest or detention.Read More
Two recent decisions have called into question the use of police discretion in holding an accused for a show cause hearing. In R v Sabatini, 2015 ONCJ 282, the Ontario Court of Justice considered a situation where an individual charged with...Read More