Court and Tribunal Openness
March 23, 2021
Rowat v the Crown, the CBC et al 2021 ONSC 2215
In this decision the ONSC dismissed the accused’s application for an order banning the publication of his name because his section 7 and 11 Charter rights would be infringed.
December 11, 2020
R v Melvin 2020 NSSC 356
The CBC successfully dissolved an interim pub ban requested by Jimmy Melvin Jr. regarding a videotape from his dangerous offender hearing.
December 9, 2020
R v Moazami 2020 BCCA 350
Postmedia and CBC filed a Notice of Constitutional Question about whether the BCCA's court record access policy offended s. 2(b) of the Charter.
August 12, 2020
Eastern Infrastructure Inc. (re), 2020 NSSC 220
In this bankruptcy motion decision, from the NSSC, the Registrar rejected authority to the effect that non-parties should be excluded, in part based on the development of the open court principle, since the prior case had been decided.
June 12, 2020
R v. Bacon 2020 BCCA 140
The BCCA finds that a court should not hide the fact a hearing is proceeding.