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Police can search smartphone without a warrant on arrest
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Smartphones today hold our entire digital lives. Not only do they hold our intimate emails and text messages, but much more importantly our smartphones also contains apps such as Dropbox and OneDrive which are already logged in and allows access … Continue reading


Supplementary tax bill for new house or condo
Friday, April 4, 2014
A new house or condo can be very exciting. If you’re a first time homebuyer as well, that’s doubly exciting. But as an owner of a new house or condo, there are also special challenges as well. One of the … Continue reading


Don’t sign a new cell phone contract until Dec 2, 2013
Monday, June 3, 2013
In a consumer-friendly move, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released some new rules today governing new cell phone contracts. The new rules will apply to new cell phone contracts that start on December 2, 2013. In particular, the … Continue reading


Telus records all your texts
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Yesterday, the Supreme Court in R. v. Telus, 2013 SCC 16 made an interesting ruling on what types of warrants are applicable to text messages under the Criminal Code.  What’s interesting isn’t the ruling – as expected, the Court decided … Continue reading


Are emails at work confidential or privileged?
Monday, September 10, 2012
A reader wondered about communicating with her lawyer from work.  In particular, she wondered if such communications are confidential or privileged. Generally, communications between a client and her lawyer are subject to solicitor-client privilege, and may not be revealed in … Continue reading


New fee to play recorded music at parties
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Weddings are expensive.  Thanks to a recent decision by the Copyright Board, it’s going to become a little bit more expensive starting this summer. The Copyright Board of Canada has recently allowed new tariffs to be collected for playing recorded … Continue reading


 

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Last updated on December 10, 2012.