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A clear understanding of the law of search and seizure remains a cornerstone of criminal law investigation and litigation. All those involved in the criminal justice process continue to grapple with many new and challenging issues, including those now presented by the intersection between privacy, and emerging new technologies and the Charter. 

In this 2020 one-day intensive program you will get practical information and tactics you can use from prominent experts on key topics including:

  1. Encryption, biometrics, and passwords; Can data security and Search and seizure law live together?
  2. Reasonable Expectations of Privacy after Stillman, Marakah and Jarvis; Same as it Ever Was?
  3. General Warrants turn 25
  4. Drink, Drive and Search – the new Demand Regime.
  5. Race and Warrantless Search Powers.
  6. Media Searches after the Journalist Source Protection Act



  • Scott C. Hutchison, Henein Hutchison LLP
  • Scott K. Fenton, Fenton, Smith Barristers

Keynote Speaker

  • Owen Rees, Deputy Assistant Deputy Attorney General, National Litigation Sector, Department of Justice Canada


  • Matthew Asma, Counsel, Crown Law Office-Criminal, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Ian Carter, Bayne Sellar Ertel Carter
  • The Hon. Justice Phil Downes, Ontario Court of Justice
  • Kelsey Flanagan, Heinen Hutchison LLP
  • James Foy, Addario Law Group LLP
  • Davin Garg, Counsel, Crown Law Office-Criminal, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Nadar Hassan, Stockwoods LLP
  • Fraser M. Kelly, General Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Mabel Lai, Counsel, Crown Law Office-Criminal, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
  • Jerry Leung, Counsel, Toronto Police Service
  • Cate Martell, Cate Martell Defence
  • The Hon. Justice Rita Maxwell, Ontario Court of Justice
  • Samara Secter, Addario Law Group LLP
  • Sarah Shaikh, Senior Counsel, Public Prosecution Service of Canada


Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.  For financial assistance, please email financialaid-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee
Boardroom rates available.


The video stream will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.


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Program Details

Delivery Method

Program On Demand

Date Recorded
February 7, 2020
Fee per Delegate

$545 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Law enforcement officers
  • Regulatory investigators
  • Crown and defence lawyers
  • Judges

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