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Rowat v the Crown, the CBC et al 2021 ONSC 2215
In this decision the ONSC dismissed the accused’s application for an order banning the publication of his name because...

Racki v Racki 2021 NSSC 46
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Levant v Demelle 2021 ONSC 1074
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Rebel News v. Al Jazeera Media 2021 ONSC 1035
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This is extremely problematic. Hard to see how a concern over the D's identities could justify withholding the name of the school under the stringent test for sealing orders and pub bans (which the #SCC just re-affirmed last Friday in the Sherman Estate ruling). #cdnlaw https://twitter.com/alysanmati/status/1404952040862883848

I've spent a lot of time thinking about the "right to be forgotten" and it really should rest with professional journalists to determine whether something is newsworthy or remains newsworthy enough to keep up on their websites. https://twitter.com/FarnoushAmiri/status/1404831976432017413

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Publishing the calls was right; impugning the messenger was wrong. @mackinni ⁦@lisa_xsj⁩ ⁦@CanMediaLawyers⁩. Media law experts say decision to publish 911 calls not a matter for investigation | CBC News https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/portapique-mass-shooting-911-calls-frank-magazine-1.6062557

Supreme Court lifts sealing orders on Barry and Honey Sherman estate files in unanimous decision, paves way for access - http://thestar.com https://www.thestar.com/politics/federal/2021/06/11/supreme-court-lifts-sealing-orders-on-barry-and-honey-sherman-estate-files-in-unanimous-decision-paves-way-for-access.html

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