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Is There a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy...

With R. v. Marakah the Supreme Court of Canada was called to examine if a reasonable expectation of privacy may be found in text messages stored on recipients’ cellphones With the R. v. Marakah, 2017 SCC 59 decision the Supreme Court of Canada  (SCC) addressed the the limits of reasonable search and seizure under Section 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, regarding text messages. Specifically, whether there was standing to challenge the Court of Appeal finding that the appellant in this case did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy regarding the text messages sent by him, seized from his co-accused’s phone. Ultimately the SCC found that the appellant had standing to make such a challenge and found that Mr. Marakah did have a reasonable expectation of privacy regarding the sent text messages. This text message evidence was excluded pursuant to sections 8 and 24(2)…

28 Dec 2017

Is it a Crime to Catcall Someone?

27 Dec 2017

  it is possible to be charged with a criminal offence for catcalling.     “Catcalling” typically refers to the behaviour where one person makes a…

What is a Restraining Order?

21 Dec 2017

The process for the issuance of a peace bond restraining order in Canada. In Canada when someone refers to a “restraining order” typically they are, in…

Is it a Crime to Practice Medicine with a...

20 Dec 2017

Th consequences of a criminal record can have serious affects on a physician’s or surgeon’s medical licence. It is not a crime in Ontario to practice…

The Effect of Criminal Offence Charges For...

1 Dec 2017

Don’t put your real estate licence at risk, ensure a favourable outcome for your criminal offence charges. Criminal offence charges can present difficulty for members of,…