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 AdvocateDaily.com.

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