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Publication Bans vs. Press Freedom & Open Courts

Publication Bans vs. Press Freedom & Open Courts

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The “open court” principle is a cornerstone of our legal system.  The Supreme Court has reaffirmed stringent conditions for any judge considering whether to limit what can be reported from the courtroom. In practice, however, publication bans are often granted on scant argument or evidence. Join our panel in examining what this means for press freedom, the public’s right to know, and the integrity of our legal system.
How an oversight in the RCMP Act keeps justice suspended and truths hidden
6 months ago

How an oversight in the RCMP Act keeps justice suspended and truths hidden

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Jane Gerster spent two years investigating a justice system misconduct case. While parties on all sides wanted to lift a 14-year old publication ban, FOIs revealed the RCMP didn’t know how and a judicial review showed the federal courts couldn’t
Judge rules against Frank Halifax ban
4 years ago

Judge rules against Frank Halifax ban

By  •  News, Law
Next step may be Supreme Court for Nova Scotia mom.
Nova Scotia mom takes on Frank Halifax Magazine
4 years ago

Nova Scotia mom takes on Frank Halifax Magazine

By  •  News, Law
Judge to rule if Frank Halifax edition will be held to a ban intended to protect children's identities.
Publication ban charge against Frank dismissed
5 years 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 no evidence in the case. As J-Source previously reported, Andrew Douglas…
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