“Approved” Screening Devices

Proof of “approval” of a device not an element of the refusal offence The question of whether there must be proof that a particular instrument was an “approved screening device” for an accused to be convicted for a failure to … Continue reading

Breathalyser Testing and School Dances

No pre-prom breathalysers allowed The question of whether a school principal could insist on students taking a breathalyser test as a precondition for entering the school prom arose in Simon Gillies et al v Toronto District School Board: the court … Continue reading

Privacy Guidelines for Body Cameras

Government privacy watchdogs provide guidance for adoption of body-worn cameras by law enforcement personnel On 18 February 2015 the federal, provincial and territorial privacy and personal information protection Ombudspersons and Commissioners jointly released a document entitled Guidance for the use … Continue reading

Fighting Traffic & Parking Tickets Online

Ontario proposes online dispute resolution for tickets and minor traffic charges Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General has announced it is engaging in public consultation regarding a proposal for an online dispute resolution mechanism for parking and traffic tickets and … Continue reading