Too Good For The Neighbourhood

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

The exclusion of unlawfully obtained evidence from a criminal trial in Canada is governed by s 24(2) of the Charter of Rights. Evidence obtained in a manner that infringed a Charter right shall be excluded if its admission in the…

Privacy and Black Tech

  • May 31, 2018
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On May 28, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union became law aiming to standardize the protection of personal data across Europe. But it is not a panacea. The new GDPR permits member states to enact derogations…

When Is a Rule a Precedent?

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

On April 18, 2018, the Alberta Court of Appeal released the Memorandum of Judgment in R v Pucci, 2018 ABCA 149 where the Crown brought an application for reconsideration of the rule in R v Gladue, 2012 ABCA 143 that…

Knowing What The Government Is Up To

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

The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, in a joint Brief of Amici Curiae filed in Webster v Hennepin County, Minnesota Supreme Court, Case No.: A16-0736, began argument this way, at p. 5: “Knowing ‘what the government is…

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…

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