Criminal Law and the Charter 2013


Course Date: October 19, 2013

Total: 4h 47min

Introduction

The Honourable Mr. Justice S. David Frankel — Court of Appeal for BC, Vancouver
Mark R. Jette — Sutherland Jette, Vancouver

S. 8: Motor Vehicle Stops and Searches

  • power to stop
  • pretext stops
  • power to search
  • vehicle searches and the smell of marihuana fresh and smoked
  • searches incidental to arrest
  • investigative detention

Moderator: The Honourable Mr. Justice S. David Frankel — Court of Appeal for BC, Vancouver
Panel:
Presenter Crown: Chris W. Greenwood — Public Prosecution Service of Canada, Vancouver
Presenter Defence: Michael P. Klein — Barrister & Solicitor, Vancouver

Networking Break

The Constitutional Validity of Minimum Sentences

  • firearms offences
  • production of marihuana
  • other offences

Moderator: Mark R. Jette — Sutherland Jette, Vancouver
Panel:
Presenter Crown: Lesley A. Ruzicka — Crown Counsel, Crown Law Division, Ministry of Justice, Victoria  
Presenter Defence: Elizabeth P. Lewis — Cobb St. Pierre Lewis, Vancouver

The Charter Challenge to the Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP)

  • update
  • implications for the near future

Moderator: Mark R. Jette — Sutherland Jette, Vancouver
Panel:
Shea H. Coulson — Gudmundseth Mickelson LLP, Vancouver 

Networking Lunch

S. 8: Search of Premises

  • search warrants
  • standing
  • sufficiency of information to obtain
  • Vukelich hearings
  • right to cross-examine the affiant

Moderator: Mark R. Jette — Sutherland Jette, Vancouver
Panel:
The Honourable Mr. Justice Selwyn R. Romilly — Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver
Presenter Crown:  Peter W. Hogg — Crown Counsel, Crown Law Division, Ministry of Justice, Vancouver 
Presenter Defence: Donald J. McKay — Barrister & Solicitor, Victoria  

S. 8: Search of Computers and Electronic Devices

  • how should courts account for technological change in interpreting and applying s. 8 of the Charter?
  • are traditional rules of search and seizure sufficient to regulate searches of electronic devices, or are new rules required?
  • does a conventional search warrant authorizing a search for "documents" authorize the search of a computer?
  • should it be necessary for a judge to impose special terms and conditions to regulate the scope of computer searches?
  • can or should the doctrine of search incident to arrest authorize the search of smart phones or other personal data devices?

Moderator: The Honourable Mr. Justice S. David Frankel — Court of Appeal for BC, Vancouver
Panel:
Presenter Crown: W. Paul Riley — Public Prosecution Service of Canada, Vancouver
Presenter Defence: Greg P. DelBigio, QC — Thorsteinssons LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

S. 24: Applications to Exclude Evidence and Other Remedies

  • trial fairness
  • conscriptive vs. non-conscriptive evidence
  • nature of the breach
  • bringing the administration of justice into disrepute
  • civil remedies

Moderator: The Honourable Mr. Justice S. David Frankel — Court of Appeal for BC, Vancouver
Panel:
Presenter Crown: Susan J. Brown — Crown Counsel, Crown Law Division, Ministry of Justice, Vancouver
Presenter Defence: Nikos E. Harris — Faculty of Law at Allard Hall, University of BC, Vancouver

Concluding Remarks

The Honourable Mr. Justice S. David Frankel — Court of Appeal for BC, Vancouver
Mark R. Jette — Sutherland Jette, Vancouver