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Document The Ministry of Public Safety and Security and the Attorney General of Ontario v. The Criminal Lawyers Association

The BCCLA intervened at the Supreme Court of Canada to argue that without access to the government information citizens cannot freely express themselves. The case concerned the Ontario Provincial Police’s suppression of a report that detailed a flawed investigation of … Read More

Document PHS Community Services Society v. Canada (Attorney General) and Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users v. Canada (Attorney General)

The recent decision of the B. C. Supreme Court granted a supervised injection facility, Insite, located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, a permanent constitutional exemption from prosecution under federal drug laws. The judgment asserted that sections of Canada’s drug laws against … Read More