No Warrant, No Text Messages
So episode 69 – a new record. But you know that right? Because you subscribe to the show on iTunes and have already rated and reviewed the podcast – right? You should.
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Emilie and I take a depot dive into two new Supreme Court of Canada cases about text messages. In a majority decision, authored by Chief Justice McLachlin, the Court ruled that individuals have a privacy interest in the text messages they send – even if those messages are found on someone else phone.
And in a companion case the court clarified who can bring a privacy claim for text messages stored by telecommunication companies – hint: that person is you if the prosecution says you sent them. But the police don’t need the more stringent wiretap authorization to get those stored message.
Gary Goodyear joins a growing list of hypocrites. I wish him all the worst. https://t.co/BAjpKqWBbg
— Michael Spratt (@mspratt) December 9, 2017
But before we do that we take a slightly detour to talk about Jagmeet Singh’s “rookie blunder” of taking a principled stand on drug decriminalization. We don’t think it is a blunder to do the right thing – no matter how unpopular. We also take a looks at hypocrites getting into the legal marijuana business. And I cop to an embarrassing inappropriate gavel admission.
We also have some new art – it is still new because it is way easier to just copy and past this section each week – from an awesome young designer Parker Mazerolle – serious he is crazy good – go check out his work.
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