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Quebec to hold public inquiry into surveillance of journalists
1 year ago

Quebec to hold public inquiry into surveillance of journalists

By Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press

The Quebec government announced a full public inquiry Thursday into the police surveillance of journalists after revelations various forces monitored reporters’ phones.

A panel of… Continue Reading Quebec to hold public inquiry into surveillance of journalists

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.
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Changes to Saskatchewan FOI laws are good news for journalists
1 year ago

Changes to Saskatchewan FOI laws are good news for journalists

By  •  News, Politics, Law

This story was funded by the J-Source Patreon campaign.

By Evan Radford

Maclean’s writer and editor Nancy Macdonald wanted to dig deeper into carding after hearing how common it is… Continue Reading Changes to Saskatchewan FOI laws are good news for journalists

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.
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Ghomeshi’s accuser says peace bond ‘clearest path to the truth’
2 years ago

Ghomeshi’s accuser says peace bond ‘clearest path to the truth’

By  •  News, Law

Kathryn Borel, a former CBC employee, says she agreed to a peace bond over a trial because “it seemed like the clearest path to the truth.”
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Vice appeals court order to give RCMP records of interviews
2 years ago

Vice appeals court order to give RCMP records of interviews

By  •  News, Law

“This appeal raises issues concerning one of the hallmarks of a democratic society – a free and independent press,” the appeal application states.
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Jian Ghomeshi: Unravelled
2 years ago

Jian Ghomeshi: Unravelled

A week after the verdict in Jian Ghomeshi’s first criminal trial, three people with intimate knowledge of the story reflect on the case that has shaken the nation.
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CTV News Halifax fined for showing young offenders’ faces
2 years ago

CTV News Halifax fined for showing young offenders’ faces

By  •  News, Law

In an agreed statement of facts read during a sentencing hearing in provincial court, Crown attorney Terry Nickerson said the broadcaster violated a publication ban on the identities of the two teens.
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