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About Grant Buckler

Grant Buckler is a retired freelance journalist and a volunteer with Canadian Journalists for Free Expression and lives in Kingston, Ont.

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Publication ban charge against Frank dismissed
1 year ago

Publication ban charge against Frank dismissed

By  •  News, Law

By Grant Buckler

A charge against the managing editor of Halifax’s Frank magazine for violating a publication ban has been dropped after the Crown said it would present… Continue Reading Publication ban charge against Frank dismissed

Radio-Canada fights RCMP attempt to obtain interview materials
1 year ago

Radio-Canada fights RCMP attempt to obtain interview materials

By Grant Buckler

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are seeking to obtain never-broadcast excerpts of interviews conducted by Alain Gravel, formerly of the Radio-Canada current affairs program Enquête, concerning alleged… Continue Reading Radio-Canada fights RCMP attempt to obtain interview materials

Frank publication ban charge will go to trial
1 year ago

Frank publication ban charge will go to trial

By  •  News, Law

Douglas, who was first summoned to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on Sept. 6, said he was surprised the Crown is proceeding with the case.
Continue Reading Frank publication ban charge will go to trial

Journalists need to fight to repeal Bill C-51
1 year ago

Journalists need to fight to repeal Bill C-51

CJFE volunteer Grant Buckler explains why provisions in the counter-terrorism bill should be of major concern to the news media
Continue Reading Journalists need to fight to repeal Bill C-51

Canadian media and free expression organizations apply for intervenor status in Vice court case
2 years ago

Canadian media and free expression organizations apply for intervenor status in Vice court case

By  •  News, Law

In late March, the Ontario Superior Court ruled that Vice News reporter Ben Makuch must hand over to the RCMP all communications between him and an ISIS fighter.
Continue Reading Canadian media and free expression organizations apply for intervenor status in Vice court case

Note of optimism in CJFE’s annual review of free expression
2 years ago

Note of optimism in CJFE’s annual review of free expression

CJFE stressed that much of the positive news is promises by a new government, and momentum could still be lost.
Continue Reading Note of optimism in CJFE’s annual review of free expression

Don’t impede a reporter’s ability to explain terrorism
2 years ago

Don’t impede a reporter’s ability to explain terrorism

By Grant Buckler

Last week, the Ontario Superior Court ruled that Vice News reporter Ben Makuch must hand over all communications between him and an IS fighter, Farah Mohamed Shirdon, to… Continue Reading Don’t impede a reporter’s ability to explain terrorism

Alberta government to let Rebel Media reporters attend events after all
2 years ago

Alberta government to let Rebel Media reporters attend events after all

By  •  News

By Grant Buckler

The Alberta government has reversed its earlier position that reporters for Ezra Levant’s online publication The Rebel were “not journalists” and will admit them to government media… Continue Reading Alberta government to let Rebel Media reporters attend events after all