Under The Weight Of The State

  • January 16, 2020
  • Clayton Rice, Q.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….

Crooked House

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

On December 3, 2018, suppression orders were lifted on an Australian case that blew the lid off the justice system in Victoria. It was revealed that a criminal lawyer had acted as an informant providing information to the police about…

Bugs And Betrayers

  • December 16, 2019
  • Heather Ferg

Betrayal. An unsavoury, but persistent feature of human relations. Friends turn, confidants disclose, trusted allies deceive and forsake. When recruited by the police, betrayers may become informants. Their reports may be akin to schoolyard tattles or engage matters of life…

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…

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