Canada’s highest court has agreed to review conflicting Ontario and Alberta rulings on whether a publication ban should be routinely imposed on bail hearings. The Supreme Court agreed May 28 to hear a Toronto Star and CBC challenge of an Ontario ruling in the Toronto 18 terrorism case, which limits the ban to cases heard by a jury. The court earlier granted CBC and Edmonton’s two dailies leave to appeal an Alberta ruling that upheld a blanket ban in a murder case. The appeals will be heard together in November.
Read the Canadian Press and Associated Press reports.

Canada’s highest court has agreed to review conflicting Ontario and Alberta rulings on whether a publication ban should be routinely imposed on bail hearings. The Supreme Court agreed May 28 to hear a Toronto Star and CBC challenge of an Ontario ruling in the Toronto 18 terrorism case, which limits the ban to cases heard by a jury. The court earlier granted CBC and Edmonton’s two dailies leave to appeal an Alberta ruling that upheld a blanket ban in a murder case. The appeals will be heard together in November.
Read the Canadian Press and Associated Press reports.

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