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Waterfield Doctrine

British Columbia

[The] common law test for the justification of police powers [to preserve the peace, prevent crime and protect life and property] has become known as the Waterfield doctrine [R. v. Waterfield (1963), [1963] 3 W.L.R. 946 (Eng. C.A.)].

R. v. Dhillon |  (WestlawNext Canada) 
2012 CarswellBC 1715 at para. 27 |  (Westlaw Canada)
Smith J.A. (Donald and Hinkson JJ.A. concurring)

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