“Candid, Cooperative, Contrite – and Cautious”, the latest edition of the Narwal Law & Policy Review

We are pleased to announce the latest edition of the Narwal Law & Policy Review which addresses professional discipline, specifically in the context of the legal profession. “Candid, Cooperative, Contrite – and Cautious: A Letter from the Law Society? It’s more serious than ever”, citation: 2020 CanLIIDocs 1911, can be found at this link: https://commentary.canlii.org/w/canlii/2020CanLIIDocs1911#!fragment//BQCwhgziBcwMYgK4DsDWszIQewE4BUBTADwBdoByCgSgBpltTCIBFRQ3AT0otokLC4EbDtyp8BQkAGU8pAELcASgFEAMioBqAQQByAYRW1SYAEbRS2ONWpA

“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