Watcha gonna do when they come for your documents? Police and the courts have more power over reporters than some of us realize, argues Jay Somerset in the Ryerson Review. Indeed, on Feb. 29 the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a grab for a Shawninigate-related document held by the National Post. While the Canadian Association of Journalists decried the move as a blow to press freedom, a commentary published by the Globe and Mail by John Miller argued the courts got the balance right. What do you think? We encourage J-Source readers to visit our Town Hall to comment.

Watcha gonna do when they come for your documents? Police and the courts have more power over reporters than some of us realize, argues Jay Somerset in the Ryerson Review. Indeed, on Feb. 29 the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a grab for a Shawninigate-related document held by the National Post. While the Canadian Association of Journalists decried the move as a blow to press freedom, a commentary published by the Globe and Mail by John Miller argued the courts got the balance right. What do you think? We encourage J-Source readers to visit our Town Hall to comment.

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Patricia W. Elliott is a magazine journalist and assistant professor at the School of Journalism, University of Regina. You can visit her at patriciaelliott.ca.