SUPREME COURT OF CANADA GRANTS POLICE LEAVE TO APPEAL ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT OF APPEAL DECISION DECLARING POLICE LAWYER NOTE VETTING PRACTICE UNPERMITTED
The Coalition Justice for Levi announces a Supreme Court of Canada decision, released on June 28, 2012, to grant leave to appeal to police who are unsatisfied with a November, 2011 Ontario Superior Court of Appeal decision ruling that the police practice of lawyer note vetting should not be permitted. Canada’s highest court has granted extra time to prepare a leave to cross appeal to Special Investigations Unit Director Ian Scott and his legal team. The court has ruled that at this stage, police bodies seeking intervener status are not permitted.
No date has yet been set, but it is likely that the Supreme Court of Canada will hear this case in early 2013. The Schaeffer’s and the Minty’s- the families of two men fatally shot by O.P.P. in June of 2009 who brought an application to the courts in the fall of 2009 to ask that the matter of lawyer note vetting be resolved- continue now, as they have for over three years, to seek justice for their dead sons and brothers. Awareness raising and fundraising campaigns and efforts continue in order to support these families’ ardent efforts. Please check out ‘justice for levi’ on youtube, www.justiceforlevi.org or contact the Coalition Justice For Levi at email@example.com to learn more, to donate or to find out how you can help.
WE WANT JUSTICE FOR OUR COMMUNITIES, NOT POLICE IMPUNITY!