What is the test for obtaining a search warrant to search a person’s home?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from R. v. John, 1986 CanLII 1166 (BC CA):

In Breithaupt v. Abram, Brennan J. opined that as search warrants are ordinarily required for searches of dwelling-houses, they should be equally required “… absent an emergency … where intrusions into the human body are concerned”.

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