Pub Bans and Sealing Orders

Court and Tribunal Openness


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.

Pub Bans and Sealing Orders


Andrik-Oland v Oland 2021 NBQB 005
This decision, from the NBQB, contains some very helpful language respecting the application of Mentuck and the open court principle.

Pub Bans and Sealing Orders


Rebecca Marie Ingram et al v HMQ et al 2020 ABQB
In this recent decision from the ABQB, an application for an anonymization order sought by a deponent is denied.

Pub Bans and Sealing Orders


R v Nande and Brule 2020 NWTSC 52
The NWTSC dismissed the Crown’s application for a publication ban over the agreed statement of facts tendered as evidence in the sentencing of an accused who pled guilty to accessory after the fact to murder.

Court and Tribunal Openness


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.