Archive for January, 2020

Fentanyl and the Public Interest

  • January 30, 2020
  • Clayton Rice, K.C.

In a post to On The Wire titled Fentanyl Trafficking In Alberta dated March 30, 2019, I discussed the sentence of seven years imprisonment imposed on Patrick Felix by Justice Brian Burrows, in the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta,…

Under the Weight of the State

  • January 16, 2020
  • Clayton Rice, K.C.

On January 7, 2020, the Ontario Court of Appeal released two unanimous opinions involving serious violations of the Charter of Rights by the police. In one case, the court reversed convictions for child pornography offences and ordered a new trial….