Archive for October, 2014

New Test for Appellate Courts to Raise New Issue

  • October 16, 2014
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

In a judgment released on September 12, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada established a new test for when an appellate court may interfere with the adversarial system by raising an issue not previously raised by the parties. The decision…

Privacy and Telephony Metadata

  • October 2, 2014
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On June 5, 2013, the British newspaper The Guardian¬†reported the first of several leaks of classified material from Edward Snowdon, a former National Security Agency contractor, which revealed multiple U.S. government intelligence collection and surveillance programs. The NSA bulk telephony…