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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
This NSSC decision confirms the existence of the tort of public disclosure of private facts in Nova Scotia.


Levant v Demelle 2021 ONSC 1074
The ONSC dismissed this defamation action, finding that the plaintiff had not led any specific evidence that any specific...


Rebel News v. Al Jazeera Media 2021 ONSC 1035
Al Jazeera succeeds in its anti-SLAPP motion against Rebel News.

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CMLA is offering a $2,500 prize for an essay promoting freedom of expression. Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2021. Law students in Canadian law schools (LL.B/JD or LL.M candidates graduating in 2021 or later) are eligible: http://canadianmedialawyers.com

The province of Ontario has released a discussion paper and is seeking comments on privacy law reform in the province. More details here: https://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=37468&language=en

Nova Scotia communications people now want reporters to submit their topics hours before a virtual cabinet news conference. We should be able to ask a government representative whatever we want whenever we want.

Facebook responds to Oversight Board’s recommendations in Trump case – Harry Eccles-Williams https://inforrm.org/2021/06/17/facebook-responds-to-oversight-boards-recommendations-in-trump-case-harry-eccles-williams/

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