“Use Immunity for Disease Surveillance: Toward a Cure for the Orwellian Pandemic” Published!

We are delighted to announce that our paper, “Use Immunity for Disease Surveillance: Toward a Cure for the Orwellian Pandemic” has been published by the Canadian Legal Information Institute and can be found here: https://commentary.canlii.org/w/canlii/2020CanLIIDocs1573#!fragment//BQCwhgziBcwMYgK4DsDWszIQewE4BUBTADwBdoByCgSgBpltTCIBFRQ3AT0otokLC4EbDtyp8BQkAGU8pAELcASgFEAMioBqAQQByAYRW1SYAEbRS2ONWpA

Joven Narwal Interviewed by Lawyer’s Daily Regarding Our Recent Case on Suspended Declarations of Invalidity

Joven Narwal was interviewed by the Lawyer’s Daily about our ruling in I was interviewed by the The Lawyer’s Daily about our ruling in R. v. Mohsenipour 2020 BCCA 160, in which the court of appeal held that if a constitutionally impugned offence is replaced with remedial legislation within the period of a suspended declaration of invalidity, conduct captured by the former offence is prosecutable. This is the first appellate ruling to squarely address this issue. Our argument on this leg of the appeal was in essence that Section 52 of the Constitution Act is direct and non-discretionary – laws struck down are of no force and effect and that to allow the appeal would permit an end run around the Bedford ruling which would defeat the purpose of s.52. This is a very important constitutional ruling which may still make its way upstairs to the Supreme Court of Canada. There is also an ongoing appeal in the same matter which involves an allegation of non-disclosure by the Crown of critical material relating to the credibility of complainants and serious police misconduct.

“Watching the Watchers: Police Use of Body Cameras Needs to be Monitored” Published!

We are delighted to announce that our opinion piece, “Watching the Watchers: Police Use of Body Cameras Needs to be Monitored” has been published by The Conversation Canada which is an independent news outlet which only publishes articles written by academics affiliated with research institutions and universities. The Article can be found here: https://theconversation.com/watching-the-watchers-police-use-of-body-cameras-needs-to-be-monitored-140667

Joven Narwal Interviewed About the COVID-19 Pandemic and Sentencing

Joven Narwal was interviewed for a syndicated article for Glacier Media Group which appeared in news publications across B.C. including Burnaby Now, Tri-City News, New West Record, North Shore News, Richmond News, Prince George Matter, Vancouver Courier and others.

Joven Narwal Appointed to Judicial Council of the Tsawwassen First Nation

We are proud to announce that Joven Narwal has been appointed a member of the Judicial Council of the Tsawwassen First Nation where he will be responsible for resolving disputes that arise on Tsawwassen Lands, resolving disputes between Tsawwassen Members and elected officials, hearing appeals from administrative decisions and adjudicating the validity of Tsawwassen Laws.

We Obtain Sealing Order During Investigation by B.C. Securities Commission

In a powerful ruling from the B.C. Court of appeal, we successfully obtained an order sealing the court file and anonymizing our clients’ names on the basis that the existence of an investigation alone, prior to public allegations being made, would not only severely prejudice our clients’ reputation but also impact the integrity of the capital markets. The case arose in the context of an investigation by the B.C. Securities Commission. The court relied on our legal argument and evidence presented in finding that that the mere existence of the investigation would, among other concerns: