Know Your Legal Rights

29 Aug, 2014

Diana and Eric of the McGill Legal Information Clinic gave a very important presentation at Open Door on August 19. As undergraduate law students at McGill, they shared with us current laws regarding citizen interactions with the police (provincial and municipal). They spoke about illegal questioning, intimidation practices, searches and the philosophy behind our civil rights. Many police officers do not expect citizens to know their rights, so if we understand that “Silence is golden” (Eric’s favourite phrase) and that several sections of the charter are there to protect us, we stand a good chance of being treated legally by police. For more information on the McGill Legal Information Clinic, please see www.licm.mcgill.ca.

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