Section 10(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms says:
Your rights if detained or arrested
Right to speak to a lawyer
Everyone has the right on arrest or detention “to retain and instruct counsel without delay and to be informed of that right”.
You have the right to speak to a lawyer (counsel), and police must inform you of this right. It is usually recommended to contact a lawyer. The lawyer can provide you with advice and notify your friends and/or family that you are under arrest.
The right to speak to a lawyer (counsel) also includes the following rights: