10-8 Newsletter

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Issue Highlights


  • Impracticability To Appear In Person Not The Same as Urgency in Getting Warrant
  • Failure to Protect Informer's Identity Results in Large Damage Award
  • No Detention, No Right to Counsel
  • Third-Party Breaches Considered in s.24(2) Analysis
  • Traffic Stop Valid Despite Dual Purpose
  • Safety Questions On Investigative Detention Permissible
  • Change in Jeopardy Required Second Chance to Consult Counsel
  • No Need to Respond Unless Misunderstanding Of s.10(b) Rights Communicated
  • External Learning Opportunities
  • Intended Recipient of Electronic Message Did Not Intercept It


Unless otherwise noted all articles are authored by Mike Novakowski, MA, LLM. The articles contained herein are provided for information purposes only and are not to be construed as legal or other professional advice. The opinions expressed herein are not necessarily the opinions of the Justice Institute of British Columbia.

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Last updated February 27, 2017