Year: 2009

Saint John Pension Plan v Ferguson, Marks 3rd Party
An editor's correspondence is protected from 3rd party production in a libel trial against an outside commentator.

R. v. Imona-Russel
This is a publication ban case where the defence and crown both sought a ban on certain evidence from the accused's sexual assault trial that was being heard by a judge alone. The grounds for the publication ban were that the accused was also facing a jury trial in an unrelated murder charge eight months later and the jury would be tainted by media coverage of the sexual assault trial. The judge declined to order a publication ban on the grounds that the media coverage of the accused's two criminal cases had been limited and challenges for cause would protect the accused's fair trial rights and ensure an unbiased jury was chosen for the murder trial.