Under s. 2(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights everyone has freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication.

We advocate to protect this fundamental right

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Annual Conference in Vancouver, November 6 & 7, 2020.

For members and invited guests only, join us at the Pan Pacific Hotel for an interesting and informative programme.

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Ayangma v The Saltwire Network Inc 2020 PECA 1
The PECA upholds the decision of a motions judge dismissing the claim of defamation.


Canadian Broadcasting Corporation v Ferrier 2019 ONCA 1025
The ONCA allows the appeal from the Divisional Court's judgment and sets aside its order dismissing the application for...


Lyncaster v Metro Vancouver Kink Society 2019 BCSC 2207
In this BCSC decision, the court dismissed an application under the PPPA (Protection of Public Participation Act, S.B.C. 2019,...


Hobbs v Warner 2019 BCSC 2196
The BCSC dismissed this defamation action under the PPPA (Protection of Public Participation Act, S.B.C. 2019, c.3)

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Privacy commissioners launch investigation into facial recognition technology tested by Toronto police, other GTA forces https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2020/02/20/privacy-commissioners-launch-investigation-into-facial-recognition-technology-tested-by-toronto-police-other-gta-forces.html via @torontostar

The future of local newspapers just got bleaker. Here’s why we can’t let them die. - The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/the-future-of-local-newspapers-just-got-bleaker-heres-why-we-cant-let-them-die/2020/02/14/a7089d16-4f39-11ea-9b5c-eac5b16dafaa_story.html

Another big loss: Anne Kingston, passionate writer who skewered modern culture and highlighted violence against women has died https://nationalpost.com/news/anne-kingston-passionate-writer-who-skewered-modern-culture-and-highlighted-violence-against-women-has-died/

Ad IDEM/CMLA is offering a $2,500 prize for an essay promoting freedom of expression. Deadline for submissions: May 31, 2020. Law students in Canadian law schools (LL.B/JD or LL.M candidates graduating in 2020 or later) are eligible: https://canadianmedialawyers.com/

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