The Supreme Court of Canada will be kicking off its fall season with a trip to Québec City, where they will hear two cases. The first case deals with whether the police should have an approved testing device with them before they can conduct a breath sample. The second case tests whether the province’s ban on growing cannabis plants for personal use is constitutional.
Regarding the sobriety case, Thomas Slade is quoted in this CBA National Magazine article saying, “A lot of the law is pretty settled with respect to the police being able to do these road-side stops, but in this case adds a novel wrinkle in terms of what happens if a person ends up on private property before the test is done, and before the police officer is able to do the test.” Pivoting to the cannabis case, Thomas states, “I can see that case getting a decent amount of attention purely by virtue of subject matter.”
Read the entire article here to get further insight into other notable cases being heard this fall.