Divisional Court rules on Charter and evidence arguments

Stockwoods lawyers Brendan Van Niejenhuis and Owen Rees succeeded before the Divisional Court in a significant case dealing with evidentiary and Charter issues. The applicant, Brian Scott, argued that his confession to possession and use of EPO, a performance-enhancing drug, was inadmissible before the Ontario Racing Commission under the Charter, and because it was “involuntary”. Cunningham A.C.J.S.C.J. accepted Stockwoods’ position and rejected these arguments as inapplicable to the regulatory context. To read the decision, click here.