Influence Peddling

  • April 12, 2018
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

Crimes of corruption in Canadian law fall under Part IV of the Criminal Code. Bribery of judicial officers and fraud on the government are two of them. Influence peddling is in the fraud category. By criminalizing acts of corruption Parliament…

A Too-Clever Game of Partial Truths

  • March 30, 2018
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On February 16, 2018, Justice Jolaine Antonio of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, at Calgary, released the reasons for exclusion of evidence in a case reported as R v Sandhu, 2018 ABQB 112. The Calgary police had covertly installed…

Police Violated Prosper Duty

  • March 14, 2018
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

He was sitting in the back of a police vehicle in Edmonton, Alberta, arrested for sexual assault of a former intimate partner. The police officer read him his rights. When the officer asked if he wanted to speak with a…

Behind The Black Mirror

  • February 28, 2018
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

A new report was published this month by twenty-six researchers at renowned universities and non-governmental organizations including the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge and the Electronic Frontier Foundation warning that artificial intelligence technology creates dangerous opportunities for hackers,…

The Haunting Of Girou

  • February 16, 2018
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On December 14, 2017, the Alberta Court of Appeal released the per curiam ruling in R v Girou, 2017 ABCA 426 involving a rare case where the Crown and the defendant agreed that lost evidence breached the defendant’s fair trial interests…

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