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Tag: informant privilege

DISCLOSURE VS. PRIVILEGED INFORMATION IN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS

The Crown counsel (prosecutor) has limited discretion to withhold disclosure where disclosure would reveal information protected by privilege.  Such exceptions are solicitor-client privilege, police informer privilege, and the privilege to maintain the confidentiality of investigative techniques. The investigative techniques consists of any Crown work product.  Standard Crown work product, generally,

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WHAT POWERS DO THE POLICE HAVE IN A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

A variety of powers is exercised by the police to assist in the investigation of crime and in the collection of evidence. The methods employed among others are:search and seizure;production orders;proceeds of crime legislation;the questioning of suspects; andsome miscellaneous investigative tests.

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