September 1, 2016
Owens v Post Media Network Inc 2016 SKQB 289
After rejecting a human rights complaint brought against the Regina Leader-Post, the SKQB commented on the important and vital role of a free press.
August 15, 2016
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation – Radio-Canada v Canada (Attorney General) 2016 FC 933
The Federal Court found that the Court Martial Administrator erred in finding that publication bans required the redaction of the names of the complainants when providing access to the requested court martial decisions to the media.
July 20, 2016
Ben Aissa Judgment 2016 Quebec Superior Court
This decision of the Quebec Superior Court (in French) confirms that the lower court judge made no reviewable error in holding that a publication ban issued at a bail hearing or a preliminary inquiry does not automatically apply to information in an ITO, even if that information is the same as the evidence tendered at either the bail hearing or preliminary inquiry.
July 20, 2016
2016 Quebec Superior Court Djermane Judgment
This decision of the Quebec Superior Court (in French) upholds the lower court decision in which the judge denied an application for a publication ban on sworn statements in support of search warrants. The lower court judge also found that the expert report lacked the basic qualities that would allow her to admit it into evidence as per the Mohan test.
July 11, 2016
Mulgrew v The Law Society of British Columbia 2016 BCSC 1279
British Columbia Supreme Court confirms production order under British Columbia Legal Profession Act, S.B.C. 1998, c. 9 to compel the Vancouver Sun and its journalist to produce their notes of communications with a lawyer under Law Society investigation.