In the context of a border search, asking the respondent to turn his pockets inside out was no more invasive than a search of baggage, or a purse, or a pat down or frisk of outer clothing. At no time was the respondent strip-searched or patted down.The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled this week about the expectation of rights when crossing the Canadian border and the implication of the crossing for each person's rights and freedoms based on the pre-existing principle of "the more intrusive the search, the more the requisite justification and the constitutional protection." Good thing to remember when approaching your border hut of choice.
One Thing To Remember At The Border
Posted by Alan McLeod on Thursday, December 22, 2005 in Non-partisan blog posts, Travels and Other Places, Law - 1 comment