- There is no law in Canada that prevents a member of the public from taking photographs or video in a public place (other than some limitations related to sensitive defense installations);
- There is no law in Canada that prevents a member of the public from taking photographs or video of a police officer executing his or her duties in public or in a location lawfully controlled by the photographer (in fact, police officers have no privacy rights in public when executing their duties);
- Preventing a person from taking photos or video is a prima facie infrigement of a person's Charter rights;
- You cannot interfere with a police officer's lawful execution of his or her duties, but taking photos or videos does not, in and of itself, constitute interference;
- A police officer cannot take your phone or camera simply for recording him or her, as long as you were not obstructing;
- These privileges are not reserved to media -- everyone has these rights;
- A police officer cannot make you unlock your phone to show him or her your images; and
- A police officer cannot make you delete any photos.