Recent Cases


R v Verrilli 2020 NSCA 64
A NSCA case that confirms the Dagenais/Mentuck principles and the Crown burden to justify continuation of a sealing order for a warrant, (distinguishing the wiretap sections).


CBC/Radio Canada v Arsenault 2020 QSC 500-36-009608-202
This decision concerns the protection of confidential sources and of journalistic material.


Chopak v Patrick 2020 ONSC 5431
This ONSC decision addresses meanings, fair comment, malice, and damages on the internet in helpful ways.


Bent v Platnick 2020 SCC 23
In a 5-4 decision, the majority of the SCC ruled that the defamation lawsuit should be allowed to continue.


1704604 Ontario Ltd v Pointes Protection Association 2020 SCC 22
The SCC ruled that the public interest in the environmental group’s right to speak out far outweighed any harm to a developer.

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