Pub Bans and Sealing Orders
November 17, 2020
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Attorney General) v L.A. 2020 NSCA 75
A criminal ban does not preclude a common law ban, but must be considered as part of the Dagenais/Mentuck matrix.
November 10, 2020
British Columbia (Attorney General) v BridgeMark Financial Corp 2020 BCSC 1704
BC court refused a request to seal documents in a civil proceeding relating to a securities dispute, finding insufficient evidence of harm to a public interest.
October 15, 2020
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).
August 24, 2020
R v Evans 2020 OCJ
The Ontario Court of Justice lifted a s. 486.4 publication ban.
June 12, 2020
R v. Bacon 2020 BCCA 140
The BCCA finds that a court should not hide the fact a hearing is proceeding.