Police Services

Police Search of a Cell Phone

On December 11, 2014, in R v Fearon, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) considered the circumstances under which police officers can justifiably search a cell phone or other digital […]

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Informer Privilege in the Civil Context

On January 9, 2017, in Nissen v. Durham Regional Police Services Board (“Nissen”) the Ontario Court of Appeal (“ONCA”) found the Durham Regional Police Services Board liable for $460,000.00 in […]

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Bill 163: The Presumption of Work-Related PTSD in First Responders

Legislation passed in April 2016 creates a presumption that PTSD diagnosed in first responders is a work-related illness for police officers (including First Nations constables), firefighters, paramedics, emergency response teams, […]

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