Top court upholds damages in B.C. strip-search case

 CBC News

The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld $5,000 in damages against British Columbia for breaching the charter rights of a Vancouver lawyer who was strip-searched by police in the mistaken belief he was going to throw a pie at Jean Chrétien.

However, the top court set aside damages of $100 against the City of Vancouver stemming from the seizure of lawyer Cameron Ward’s car.

He was arrested by police in August 2002, when Vancouver officers thought he was going to throw a pie at Chrétien.

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