Archive for November, 2020

Information Privacy and Government Silos

  • November 29, 2020
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

Gone are the days when hard boiled detectives sat at their desks in smokey offices banging out reports on a Remington typewriter immortalized in film noir. In the digital world law enforcement now regularly hoovers personal information from smartphones, computers…

Border Searches Ruled Unconstitutional

  • November 15, 2020
  • Heather Ferg

Canadian constitutional law recognizes that international travellers have a reduced expectation of privacy when crossing the border. Border officers have extraordinary powers to question, detain, search and seize that are grounded in the right of Canada to protect its national…