This week the Ontario Court of Appeal held that condo residents have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the “common areas” of their buildings, such as stairways, hallways and storage locker rooms. Police do not have carte blanche to sneak into and roam around these areas without a warrant to search for evidence. Andrew Burgess of Addario Law Group argued the case in the Court of Appeal. Andrew Seymour discusses the import of the decision in the Ottawa Citizen. The Court’s ruling is available here and ALG’s factum is available here.