Your Rights Under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

November 22, 2011 by  
Category: Criminal Law, General

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Dennis Reeve, criminal lawyer with the Newmarket firm of Hobson, Reeve, explains your rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was formed as part of our constitutional repatriation in 1982. It is a supreme document in the sense that all authority given to the government must […]

The Rights Of Store Owners In Cases Of Suspected Shoplifting

September 4, 2008 by  
Category: Theft

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Store owners should have reasonable and probable grounds before they accuse anybody of doing anything, whether it’s stealing a chocolate bar or stealing something much more significant. What rights do store owners have? The store owners or private security people can make a Citizen’s Arrest. They have no greater or lesser authority than a private […]