Police accountability / L’imputabilité de la police


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CSIS “Implants” in Electronic Devices Okay… Under These Conditions

A reference put to the Federal Court has upheld Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) warrants authorizing the use of “implants” on electronic devices to collect and intercept information. In the decision released yesterday, Justice Fothergill…








Airport Nation? R v Rowat and When We Can Be Arbitrarily Stopped

While I enjoy my share of Ontario’s wonderful craft beer selection, I don’t get behind the wheel after drinking them. Unfortunately, others do, and sometimes tragedy results. Other times, such as in R v Rowat,…


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Oland Mistrial Shows how easy it is for Police to Breach the Charter

When looking at the actions of the Crown and police in the wake of a high profile homicide, it is startling to realize how precarious things can quickly become for them. Relatively minor transgressions that…