Tag: Highway Traffic Act

The Year of Carding

The Year of Carding

| January 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

It feels like 2015 was the year of “carding” in Toronto. Arguably, when various descriptions of the practice are considered, carding occurs when police officers, based on their own hunches, whims or subjective, often problematic motives, rather than any approved method or system of legal justification, in the absence of criminal suspicion, decide to stop […]

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Hand-Held Devices and Driving: Public Safety Drives Enforcement and Limits Defences

Hand-Held Devices and Driving: Public Safety Drives Enforcement and Limits Defences

| February 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Toronto Police Service [“TPS”] is about to wrap up its latest campaign against distracted driving. Entitled “That Text or Call Could End It All”, the TPS started its week-long blitz of media and enhanced enforcement (using a hearse as a visual aid) to drive home the point that driving and handling communication devices are […]

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