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Levant v Demelle 2021 ONSC 1074
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Updated today: Chief Justice Morawetz's Supplementary Notice to the Profession and Litigants in Civil and Family Matters Regarding the Caselines Pilot, E-Filing, and Fee Payment, now on the SCJ website: https://www.ontariocourts.ca/scj/notices-and-orders-covid-19/supplementary-notice-september-2-2020/

Canadian and U.S. journalists look back at press freedom under the Trump administration at “Speaking Truth to Power,” co-hosted by CPJ and @CJFE on Tuesday, February 23, at 7 p.m.

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Today, Prime Minister Trudeau announced the selection process for the next appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada. Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella will retire July 1st.

BREAKING: PEN America and counsel @protctdemocracy announced a settlement in our landmark First Amendment lawsuit against President Trump. The agreement sets a precedent that shields future reporters from retaliatory attacks from the president. https://bit.ly/3qyD6kd

Sentencing continues for man who pleaded guilty to murdering two girls; accused's identity hidden by publication ban | Edmonton Journal https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/sentencing-continues-for-man-who-pleaded-guilty-to-murdering-two-girls-accuseds-identity-hidden-by-publication-ban

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