Tagged: police

Setting the Scene: R v Le and the Importance of Context in s. 9 Analysis

Introduction Author’s Note: A previous article for TheCourt.ca analyzes the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal, here. How we, as individuals, interpret our interactions with the police is highly...

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...

Bad Blood? R v Culotta Addresses Admissibility of Admissibility of Blood Samples Obtained by Health Care Professionals

Introduction Often, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) issues reasons for their decisions without writing a lengthy judgment of its own. It is easy to overlook these cases as unimportant...