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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.


Wiseau Studio LLC et al v Harper et al 2020 ONSC 2504
The defendant successfully argued that documentary films qualify as criticism, review and news reporting under the Copyright Act’s allowable...


Senft v Vigneau 2020 YKCA 8
Yukon Court of Appeal judgment in respect of a fair comment charge to a jury.

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Remember that you can view a hearing being held remotely! Please consult https://apps.fca-caf.gc.ca/pq/hearings-auditions/eng/?list=national to see what hearings are scheduled and learn how to request access to view a hearing.

The Supreme Court of Canada today provided details for members of the public who wish to virtually “attend” next week’s hearings, which will take place via Zoom: https://decisions.scc-csc.ca/scc-csc/news/en/item/6874/index.do #SCCVirtualCourtroom

ICYMI: As of June 1, in-custody trials/prelims in Prov Court could proceed, while in-person hearings in Supreme Court will resume June 15, if they can be done safely. Stay tuned for more info from #COVID19 Court Recovery Committee @ns_justice @NSBS @NSLegalAid @APTLAssoc @CBA_NS

The Ontario government’s extension of the state of emergency to June 30 extends procedural deadlines and limitation periods. This earlier (April 23) article from @AgathaWong13 explains the interplay between the state of emergency and statutory deadlines. https://dmgadvocates.com/20200420-2/

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Today, after months of hard work and collaboration, Canadian Journalists of Colour (#CJOC) and @CABJMedia are co-releasing a document that has seven calls to action for greater accountability and action on diversity in #cdnmedia. https://www.cjoc.net/white-paper

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