R. v. N.Y., 2012 ONCA 745, released today, makes clear that entrapment is to be found only rarely:
 Entrapment evokes society's view "that there are inherent limits on the power of the state to manipulate people and events for the purpose of attaining the specific objective of obtaining convictions": Mack, at p. 941. However, it is also clear that a finding of entrapment is not to be made lightly, and only in the clearest of cases. Lamer J. also observed in Mack, at pp. 975-76, that:
More fundamentally, the claim of entrapment is a very serious allegation against the state. The state must be given substantial room to develop techniques which assist it in its fight against crime in society. It is only when the police and their agents engage in a conduct which offends basic values of the community that the doctrine of entrapment can apply.