Another Biometric Dragnet

  • January 26, 2019
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

The police in Oakland, California, had two suspects in the crosshairs of an extortion investigation for allegedly using Facebook Messenger to demand money from their target or they would distribute an embarrassing video of him. The Government applied for a…

Manufactured Crime

  • January 12, 2019
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On July 1, 2013, John Nuttall and Amanda Korody placed pressure cooker bombs outside the Parliament Buildings in Victoria, British Columbia, containing a minute amount of an explosive substance provided by the RCMP Integrated National Security Team (INSET) during an…

Privacy Rights In Shared Computers

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

It all started when Nicole Gravelle called a probation officer who was supervising her common law spouse, Thomas Reeves, to withdraw her consent under a court order permitting him to visit the family home in Sudbury, Ontario. Gravelle said she…

The Vice Media Case

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

Vice Media Canada Inc produces content on a multimedia network of websites, TV channels, films and mobile platforms. During 2014 one of its reporters, Ben Makuch, began communicating with Farah Mohamed Shirdon using an instant text messaging application, Kik messenger….

Spies Keep Judges In The Dark

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

On November 16, 2018, the Federal Court of Appeal released the unanimous opinion of a three member panel in X (Re), 2018 FCA 207. The exact dates of oral argument and the judgment are unknown because they are redacted from the…

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