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Month: August 2016 Archive

R. v. Marakah: Received text messages and your reasonable expectation of privacy

On behalf of Edelson Clifford D'Angelo Friedman LLP posted in Criminal Defense on August 22, 2016.

The Court of Appeal for Ontario has recently ruled that once a text message has been sent and received then it is no longer considered private. In R. v. Marakah, the Court had to determine whether text messages should be excluded from evidence at trial under s. 24(2) of the Charter.[1] These text messages included […]

Carter v. Canada: Canadian Criminal Law and Medically Assisted Dying

On behalf of Edelson Clifford D'Angelo Friedman LLP posted in Criminal Defense on August 10, 2016.

On February 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada, in a landmark unanimous decision, declared that “prohibition on physician-assisted dying infringes the right to life, liberty and security of the person in a manner that is not in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice.”[1] The case of Carter v. Canada, was a drastic shift […]

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