More Than A Minimal Scale

  • November 28, 2019
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On May 20, 2015, Curt Gittens got into an unmarked police vehicle and sold .64 grams of cocaine for $60 to an undercover officer. He bolted when more officers arrived and tossed two small packages during a brief foot chase….

The Right To Be Let Alone

  • November 16, 2019
  • Heather Ferg

What is the right to be let alone and where does it come from? Canadians expect to go about their daily lives free from state scrutiny. Seeing that citizens are afforded this freedom is one of the goals of Canadian…

The Core Of The Encryption Debate

  • October 30, 2019
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On September 3, 2018, AppleInsider reported that the Five Eyes intelligence alliance consisting of the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand issued a Statement of Principles on Access to Evidence and Encryption at the conclusion of a two-day…

Arresting The Innocent

  • October 16, 2019
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On May 24, 2009, Randy Fleming was carrying a Canadian flag on his way to a counter-protest organized in response to the occupation of Crown land by Six Nations protesters in Caledonia, Ontario. The Ontario Provincial Police planned to keep…

Protecting Journalists And Their Sources

  • September 30, 2019
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On September 27, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada released the 8-1 ruling in Denis v Cote, 2019 SCC 44 examining the trust relationship between journalists and their confidential sources. If it is a victory for freedom of the press,…

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