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R v. Bacon 2020 BCCA 140
The BCCA finds that a court should not hide the fact a hearing is proceeding.

Bullard v. Rogers Media Inc. 2020 ONSC 3084
The ONSC dismissed this defamation action under s. 137.1 of the Courts of Justice Act.

Albo v The Winnipeg Free Press et al 2020 MBCA 50
The MBCA upheld the lower court decision and found no breach of copyright or contract.

Sikhs for Justice v. The Republic of India 2020 ONSC 2628
In this ONSC judgment the presumptive connecting factors for jurisdiction, as set out in “Haaretz,” were rebutted.

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Court of Appeal Update: New Court of Appeal practice directions reinstate previously suspended timelines for appeals beginning July 16. See: https://www.ontariocourts.ca/coa/en/notices/covid-19/ochome.htm

Finance Minister @Bill_Morneau's daughter Clare spoke at a WE Day, & @marckielburger blurbed her book.

His other daughter, Grace Acan, currently works for WE.

In 2019, Morneau announced $3M in federal funding to WE. https://www.canadalandshow.com/finance-minister-bill-morneau-also-tied-to-we-charity/

Historic victory for all journalists, says NUJ - National Union of Journalists https://www.nuj.org.uk/news/historic-victory-for-all-journalists-says-nuj/

Part A of Toronto’s regional notice, dealing with criminal matters, amended effective today. See the amended notice on the SCJ website at: https://www.ontariocourts.ca/scj/notices-and-orders-covid-19/notice-to/

Steered by @pressfreedom, @icfj, and @RSF_inter, 60 #pressfreedom groups, civil society organizations and other supporters launched a coalition in support of @mariaressa and independent media in the Philippines, united around the call to #HoldTheLine. https://www.rappler.com/nation/266182-international-media-groups-hold-the-line-campaign-maria-ressa-press-freedom?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1594339801

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