Is a search warrant granted in a regulatory context sufficient to satisfy the reasonableness inquiry?

Saskatchewan, Canada

The following excerpt is from R v Getz, 2014 SKQB 92 (CanLII):

The mere fact that the authority to conduct a search is granted in a regulatory context, however, does not constitute a complete answer to the reasonableness inquiry. As noted by La Forest J. in Comit— paritaire de l'industrie de la chemise v. Potash, 1994 CanLII 92 (SCC), [1994] 2 S.C.R. 406, 115 D.L.R. (4th) 702: 15 In view of the important purpose of regulatory legislation, the need for powers of inspection, and the lower expectations of privacy, a proper balance between the interests of society and the rights of individuals does not require, in addition to the legislative authority, a system of prior authorization. Of course the particular limits placed on the inspection scheme must, so far as possible, protect the right to privacy of the individuals affected. ...[emphasis added]

Other Questions

Is a pat-down search of the person following his arrest outside his vehicle a reasonable search? (Saskatchewan, Canada)
Is a common law search power incidental to arrest an exception to the ordinary requirements for a reasonable search? (Saskatchewan, Canada)
What is reasonable and what is reasonable in the context of a claim in a personal injury case? (Saskatchewan, Canada)
What is the test for an adult child to withdraw from parental charge by reason of pursuing a reasonable course of post-secondary education? (Saskatchewan, Canada)
Is an interest in land subject to encumbrances sufficient to warrant the dismissal of an application for security for costs? (Saskatchewan, Canada)
Is sufficient evidence sufficient to support a verdict? (Saskatchewan, Canada)
What is the test for a search without a warrant under the Criminal Code of Canada? (Saskatchewan, Canada)
Is a search conducted without a warrant prima facie unreasonable? (Saskatchewan, Canada)
Does a party have a reasonable expectation of privacy when searching the home of the accused's girlfriend? (Saskatchewan, Canada)
Is a memorandum containing an agreement as to interest and date of possession sufficient to satisfy the Statutes of Frauds? (Saskatchewan, Canada)

Alexi white

"The most advanced legal research software ever built."

Trusted by top litigators from across North America.