Tagged: Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Breach of the Peace: ONCA Addresses Police Power to Arrest in Fleming v Ontario

Tensions can run high during political demonstrations, and police are often deployed to monitor the situation and prevent an escalating conflict.  In doing so, police have a common law power...

Collateral Attacks: R v Bird Limits Collateral Attacks against Long Term Supervision Orders for Offenders

Introduction When an individual is placed on a Long Term Supervision Order (“LTSO”) as a result of a criminal proceeding, they are required to follow conditions set by the Parole...

Only “Counsel” and “Media” Can Tweet Inside Court: A Charter Infringement?

The open court principle requires that the media is able to report on court proceedings, except in rare cases where doing so would infringe, for example, an accused’s right to...