The deadline for filing your leave application is looming. Or worse, the deadline has already passed you by. Well, take heart–all may not be lost. If you think you might need an extension of time to file an application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada, here are some steps to follow.
Barry Nychuk and Stan MacDonald QC are criminal lawyers from opposite sides of the country. But they came together in Ottawa for the combined hearings of MacKenzie and Chehil where they asked the Supreme Court of Canada for some much needed guidance on the standard of “reasonable suspicion” necessary to animate a police sniffer-dog search. After the hearing, Moira had a chance to talk to Barry and Stan about their experiences bringing these cases before the Court.