Inquest Motion re broadcasting Provincial Court of Manitoba 2016 28 January


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The media applicants sought an order to be permitted to record, videotape and broadcast inquest proceedings into the deaths of Durval David Tavares and Sheldon Anthony McKay at Stony Mountain Institute. They were granted the right to record audio only and to broadcast those recordings.

Decision Summary

The applicants argued that s. 2(b) of the Charter protects the media's right to record, videotape and broadcast the inquest proceedings, citing CBC v Canada [2011] 1 S.C.R. for the proposition.

The Attorneys General of Manitoba and Canada, and the Manitoba Association of Crown Attorneys argued that CBC v. Canada does not stand for the proposition that media has a constitutionally protected right to film and broadcast judicial proceedings. The judge in this instance, concurred with this view.


See:Inquest Motion re Broadcasting 2016 28 January Provincial Court of Manitoba

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