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Police Demanding Evidence from Journalists: The Vice Media Case

Introduction How do police detect crimes? Like us, the police do not see many crimes taking place when they are walking or driving around. They become aware of crimes when people report them. They occasionally detect crimes online. Some people communicate with journalists to publicize their criminal activities to the world. These are often riveting […]

Authors:

Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Carter Czaikowski
Carter Czaikowski is a student at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary.
 

Marcus Smith
Marcus Smith is a student at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary.
 

Removing Names from Judicial Decisions: the Globe24h.com Case

Where there is no publicity there is no justice. Publicity is the very soul of justice. It is the keenest spur to exertion and the surest of all guards against improbity. Nova Scotia v MacIntyre  , Supreme Court of Canada, quoting Jeremy Bentham The “open courts” principle is as old as the common law. The […]

Authors:

Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

No Judicial Role in Religious Disputes: Jehovah’s Witnesses v Wall

Introduction  A perennial criticism of the Canadian judiciary is its excessive activism. Many think that the courts have helped fashion Canada into a nanny state and the Supreme Court of Canada is the most interventionist of the nanny courts. The recent case of Highwood Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses v Wall deals with whether a court […]

Authors:

Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Joshua Twa
Joshua Twa is a student at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary.
 

One’s Trash May be Police Treasure: R v Patrick

“Location is not the litmus test for determining the expectation of privacy.” R v Patrick, 2009 SCC 17, para 6 Introduction In Canada, our home is our castle, at least in legal terms.  We enjoy the greatest constitutional protection of privacy in our homes.  What happens when our private personal information from our homes is […]

Authors:

Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Joelle Wong
Joelle Wong is a student at Bond Law School in Gold Coast, Australia.
 

Charles Crossman
Charles Crossman is a student at Bond Law School in Gold Coast, Australia.
 

The Law of Safe Injection Drug Sites

Introduction  Vancouver, British Columbia consistently ranks as one of the most livable cities in the world. However, its Downtown Eastside (DTES) community of approximately 18,000 crammed into a few square blocks of social housing units, derelict buildings and temporary shelters – all in the shadow of an affluent downtown – is a glaring exception to […]

Authors:

Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Brent Rein
Brent Rein is a student at the Bond Law School in Gold Coast, Australia.
 


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