Year: 2015


Crouch v Snell 2015 NSSC 340
Nova Scotia's Cyber-safety Act is found to be unconstitutional based on s.2(b) and s.7 infringements.


Casses v Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 2015 BCSC 2150
In a lengthy judgment following a 7 week trial, CBC succeeded in a responsible communication defence in relation to a investigative series regarding a surgeon.


R v Clark 2015 ABQB 729
Several media outlets successfully applied to quash a publication ban that had been imposed at a preliminary inquiry in which the new sections 486.4(2.1) and (2.2) of the Criminal Code were cited.


R v Shawyer 2015 ABQB
This decision deals with Bill C-51 amendments to the Witness Protection Programs Act, and the recent enactment of the Safer Witnesses Act and a successful application for disclosure to the media.


Blacklock’s v Canadian Vintners Association et al 2015 CanLII 65885
The plaintiff news corporation was found to have had its copyright breached and the defence of fair dealing was found NOT to apply in this judgment from the Ottawa Small Claims Court.