1) The new Canadian “no-fly” regime

Bill C-51 brought in the Secure Air Travel Act (SATA) which modifies the Canadian “no-fly” scheme (the Passenger Protect Program) to be more like the US model.  People on one […]

Stingray surveillance: more of the story

After an immensely frustrating back-n’-forth with the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), we are starting to get at least some information about the VPD’s use of surveillance devices known as “Stingrays”.  […]

Where Did the Stingray Inquiry Go? 

[box title=”” border_width=”2″ border_color=”#000000″ border_style=”solid” align=”left”]On Monday, July 25, 2016 BCCLA Policy Director Micheal Vonn will be speaking at the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law conference in […]

Cannabis at home: why today’s ruling is so important

The BCCLA is thrilled by today’s historic court decision declaring that the current rules imposed on medical cannabis patients are unconstitutional. The Federal Court has given the federal government six months […]

In praise of police judo

JUDO, THE GENTLE WAY During law school, I contemplated going on to do a Master’s Degree in Criminology at Oxford.  I even pitched the head of the department with a […]