Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (the “Charter”) is a key-stone to our legal system.

Extradition proceedings automatically engage Section 7 of the Charter. Further, Section 44 of the Extradition Act specifies the circumstances when Canada’s Minister of Justice must not issue an order for surrender of a fugitive resident in Canada to an extradition partner. The grounds upon which such a refusal may be based are closely linked to the Charter. Consequently, an in-depth knowledge of the Charter and related laws is vital to a comprehensive defence.

Greg DelBigio is the Editor of the Charter of Rights Newsletter published by Canada Law Book and he is frequently involved in providing submissions to Parliamentary Committees on criminal law and Charter related issues.

Greg DelBigio’s clients have the advantage of a lawyer with a thorough knowledge of criminal law, Canada’s extradition laws, and significant experience bringing the protections provided by the Charter to bear on behalf of clients in the extradition context.

Recent News
19 Nov 2012

In July 2012, Mr. DelBigio joined leading tax firm Thorsteinssons LLP as Counsel in that firm’s tax litigation group. Mr. DelBigio will be offering clients his significant expertise in cases involving tax evasion, search and seizure and constitutional defences. Mr. DelBigio will continue to service ongoing clients and offer criminal defence services for other criminal.

17 Jun 2010

As recently reported by the Canadian Bar Association, the Air India Inquiry final report, released on June 17, made a number of recommendations that were consistent with proposals made by the CBA in its intervention at the Inquiry. The report singled out the CBA’s submissions on the relationship between intelligence and evidence and the challenges.

2 May 2010

“Court can order lawyers to work for free,”* April 9, 2010, Lawyers Weekly. View the article. In this case a criminal defence lawyer (Cunningham) was employed by Yukon Legal Aid to represent an accused charged with sexual offences against a young child. The accused failed to update his financial information as required by Legal Aid.