Category: Charter Breaches

A Double-Edged Sword: Bissonnette c. R.

The Court of Appeal’s (“CA”) decision in Bissonnette c. R., 2020 QCCA 1585 (“Bissonnette”), illuminated the importance of respecting Parliament’s authority to re-write legislation when a court declares a statute...

R v Canfield: Unrestricted Searches of Digital Devices at the Border Declared Unconstitutional

Over the past decade, personal electronic devices (“PEDs”) such as cell phones, tablets, and laptops have become mobile security safes for individuals’ core biographical and personal information. They contain banking...

Five Years Too Long – R v Thanabalasingham: The Jordan Rule Affirmed

The Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) or (“the Court”) released their decision on R. v. Thanabalasingham 2020 SCC 18 [Thanabalasingham] on July 17, 2020. This case has been consistent with...