Legal Rights• S.7: right to life, liberty, & security of person unless deprived thereof through fundamental justice• s.8: Unreasonable search and seizure is forbidden. • 9. Arbitrary (illegal) detention or imprisonment is forbidden. • 10. Everyone who is arrested or detained has the right: – a) to be told why immediately – b) to retain a lawyer and be told of this right – c) habeas corpus (to be freed if illegally detained) • 11. Persons charged with offences have the right – a) to be informed reasonably quickly of the charge – b) to a trial within a reasonable time – c) not to be a witness against oneself – d) to be presumed innocent until proven guilty before an independent and impartial judge
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Legal Rights (2)– e) to bail unless unreasonable – f) to trial by jury if liable to 5 yrs in jail • 12. No one can be subjected to cruel or unusual treatment or punishment. • 13. Evidence given by a witness in court can't be used against that witness later on. • 14. Everyone has a right to an interpreter. • Today:– Singh: S. 7, & and fundamental justice in Canadian Bill of Rights– Therens: right to counsel: S. 10(b) (in text)– B.C. Motor Vehicle Act Case: S. 7: substantive or procedural?– Valente: S. 11(d): right to ind & impartial tribunal (in text)– Askov, Rodriguez, Mills, Can Fdn for Children case