Pub Bans and Sealing Orders
July 12, 2019
R v Assoun 2019 NSSC 220
This NSSC decision ends the sealing of a court file in the case of a man who spent sixteen and a half years in prison for a murder he did not commit.
July 8, 2019
HMQ v Rebecca Reid 2019 OCJ 19-6210
In this Ontario Court of Justice decision, the Crown’s application for a non-publication and sealing Order on a potential victim impact statement was dismissed. The application was pursuant to section 486.7 of the CCC, which was a novel use of that provision.
April 30, 2019
Bibeau c La Presse et al 2019 QCCA
In this judgment, the Quebec Court of Appeal states that “at most” the absence of charges is just one of many factors that the Court has to consider in applying Dagenais/Mentuck under s. 487.3 of the Criminal Code.
February 15, 2019
HMTQ v CBC 2019 ONSC 1079
In this ONSC decision, the CBC and PostMedia were found not to be in civil contempt, under s. 486.4 of the Criminal Code, of publication bans issued in criminal proceedings.
November 23, 2018
R v Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 2018 ABCA 391
The Crown appealed the acquittal of the CBC of criminal contempt for violating a publication ban issued under section 486.4(2.2) of the Criminal Code, RSC 1985, c C-46. On an application for a section 486.4 ...