SCC decision brings implications for informer privilege

A recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision that ruled on informer privilege will have widespread implications for many criminal matters, says Toronto criminal lawyer Melanie Webb.

“This decision means that a tipster cannot hide behind the protective cloak of informer privilege if they are simply trying to thwart the administration of justice,” she tells

“While the circumstances of this case were a bit unique, the broader principles still apply to any case involving informer privilege.”