R v Le [Arbitrary Detention in Backyard]

JFCY intervened in an appeal where a 19 year old was charged after the police entered the backyard of his 17 year old friend where a group of people were gathering. This case challenged the constitutionality of the detention and search of young people. JFCY made submissions about the way the Charter rights of young…

When Can Children Waive Their Constitutional Rights?

Originally posted on the Ontario Bar Association’s Child and Youth Law Section website on May 1, 2015. Re-posted with permission from the author. Introduction In Simon Gillies et al v. Toronto District School Board, 2015 ONSC 1038, Justice Himel of the Superior Court of Justice addressed the constitutionality of a mandatory breathalyzer test as a…