Category Archives: Charter and Constitutional Rights

Google tracked his bike ride past a burglarized home. That made him a suspect.

Zachary McCoy used an exercise-tracking app, RunKeeper, to record his rides.. image: Agnes Lopez / for NBC News Big data when used without limits or oversight often results in privacy breaches and wrongful assumptions. Police can now get personal details … Continue reading

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Does the B.C. gas pipeline need approval from hereditary chiefs? – Macleans.ca

Protesters at a rally in Vancouver in support of pipeline protesters in northwestern B.C. (Darryl Dyck/CP) — This explains the two types of indigenous leadership, what role they each play and why they are often not in agreement. There is … Continue reading

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The strange tale of the paid protesters supporting Meng Wanzhou at her extradition hearing

Demonstrators outside B.C. Supreme Court on Day 1 of Meng Wanzhou’s extradition hearing Monday. Actor Julia Hackstaff, far right, says she was told she was appearing as an extra in a movie shoot. (Georgie Smyth/CBC) https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/paid-protesters-meng-wanzhou-1.5434613

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Ontario using new law to suppress suits over negligent government conduct, lawyers say

Ontario using new law to suppress suits over negligent government conduct, lawyers say https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-ontario-using-new-legislation-to-shut-down-class-action-suits/ Comments Very dangerous precedence. Instead of dealing with systemic issues in the justice system and elsewhere in government they have removed the ability to sue them … Continue reading

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Jury trials at risk as judge strikes down federal ban on peremptory challenges enacted after Boushie case

JUSTICE WRITER PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 6, 2019 SEAN FINE https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-ontario-judge-strikes-down-federal-ban-on-peremptory-jury-selection/

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B.C. senior slapped with $368 distracted driving fine for cellphone in cup holder | Globalnews.ca

BY EMILY LAZATIN CKNW Posted October 1, 2019 Updated October 2, 2019 A very large portion of traffic enforcement is focused on targeting known and even created engineering deficiencies to maximize revenue. It comes at the cost of proper public … Continue reading

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