Ben Aissa Judgment 2016 Quebec Superior Court

The judge also rejected the alternative argument that the burden of proof under Dagenais/Mentuck was shifted to the media when the information is already covered by a publication ban at either hearing.

This judgment is in the context of hearings in a large-scale criminal investigation code-named “Laureat”, regarding allegations of corruption in the financing, construction, and maintenance of contracts for the McGill University Health Center, several restraint orders for property were issued between February 2013 and September 2014. In support of the judicial authorizations for these restraint orders, police submitted ITOs summarizing information obtained during their investigations.