It would be a mistake to scrap the triage policy that directs Alberta prosecutors to abandon lesser criminal cases in favour of more serious files.
Enforcement officers have more latitude in Alberta when it comes to dealing with animal cruelty cases. “Essentially the Criminal Code protects animals that are either in distress or have been abandoned or wilfully injured by an individual."
“We live in an era in which the criminal justice system place enormous faith in the accuracy and appropriate functions of these instruments,” says Dunn.
A dissenting Ontario Court of Appeal judge may have broken new ground in defining the privacy rights of citizens outside their homes.