What is the common law in Canada on the power of police to search a lawfully arrested person?

Alberta, Canada

The following excerpt is from R. v. Fryingpan, 2005 ABPC 28 (CanLII):

The common law in Canada recognizes the power of police to search a lawfully arrested person for the purpose of seizing weapons or evidence that may be in his possession. Cloutier v. Langlois, 1990 CanLII 122 (SCC), [1990] 1 S.C.R. 158) at pp. 180-81.

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