Wood v. Schaeffer at the Supreme Court of Canada

The Urban Alliance on Race Relations was recently granted leave to intervene at the Supreme Court of Canada in the case Schaeffer/Minty et. al.

Submissions were made in this landmark case at the Supreme Court of Canada on Friday April 19, 2013. The hearing pertained to police investigations and notetaking, and whether the investigation notes of a police officer should be vetted by a lawyer prior to being formally documented in their note keeping records. See the Factum of the Intervener Urban Alliance on Race Relations Pursuant to Rules 37 and 42 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada

Our reason for this application is that “the issues raised in this appeal relate to procedures in Special Investigations Unit (SIU) investigations and are central to the system of police accountability and oversight” in Ontario.

Schaeffer/Minty et al. v. Wood et al. at the Supreme Court of Canada


Wood v. Schaeffer http://scc-csc.lexum.com/decisia-scc-csc/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/13388/index.do Decision of the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) on December 20th, 2013

SCC Case Information Docket – 34621 http://www.scc-csc.gc.ca/case-dossier/cms-sgd/dock-regi-eng.aspx?cas=34621

SCC Case Information http://www.scc-csc.gc.ca/case-dossier/cms-sgd/sum-som-eng.aspx?cas=34621

Schaeffer v. Wood, 2011 ONCA 716 (CanLII) http://www.canlii.org/en/on/onca/doc/2011/2011onca716/2011onca716.html

Top court to hear battle over police using lawyers to vet incident notes http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/court+hear+battle+over+police+using+lawyers+incident+notes/8261582/story.html The Canadian Press

Supreme Court Case about Lawyer-vetted Police Notes http://storify.com/Ont_Ombudsman/supreme-court-case-about-lawyer-vetted-police-note?utm_campaign=&utm_content=storify-pingback&utm_medium=sfy.co-twitter&utm_source=t.co&awesm=sfy.co_t4s8 Ont_Ombudsman Tweet Roundup on Storify

More to come.

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