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|November 22, 2013||R. v. Huth 2013 BCSC 2123|
|In addition to granting access to videotape exhibits to CTV in this judgment, from the BCSC, Justice Macaulay sets out a media exhibit access protocol to be followed in future criminal trials in B.C.
|November 15, 2013||2013 SKCA 122|
|A Saskatchewan Court of Appeal judge has dismissed a publication ban application in a protracted securities hearing and awarded costs to the Leader Post.
|November 05, 2013||R. v. Haevischer 2013 BCSC 2014|
|A coalition of media organizations including Postmedia, Global and the CBC united in successfully opposing this application for a publication ban.
|October 28, 2013||Alberta Court of Appeal Electronic Devices Policy Oct 2013|
|The Court of Appeal of Alberta is adopting a new policy on the use of electronic devices in courtrooms. Please click on the link for more details.
|July 22, 2013||Mainstream Canada v. Staniford 2013 BCCA 341|
|The BCCA allows this appeal and finds that the trial judge erred in finding the test for the defence of fair comment was satisfied. Please click on the link for more details.
|July 12, 2013||Kwok v Canada (NSERC) 2013 ABQB 395|
|The Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta has ruled that journalistic source privilege applies to some of the contents of the information given to a journalist, even though the sources of the information are known to the plaintiff. Please click on the link for more details.
|June 28, 2013||Guergis v. Novak 2013 ONCA 449|
|With one exception, the Ontario Court of Appeal agreed with the lower court that "the statements and letters upon which the allegations of defamation are based are either not capable of being defamatory or are protected by absolute privilege." Please click on the link for more details.
|June 17, 2013||Shtaif v. Toronto Life Publishing Co. Ltd. 2013 ONCA 405|
|This ONCA decision has a number of important implications for the law of Internet defamation. Please click on the link for more details.
|June 2013||Policies on Live Text Based Communications in Courts June 2013|
|In June the Canadian Centre for Court Technology published a Canada-wide summary of court policies on live, text-based communications from the courtroom. Please click on the link for more details.
|May 17, 2013||Canadian Broadcasting Corporation et al v. Saint John Police Force et al NBQB 167|
|Justice William T. Grant, of the New Brunswick Court of Queen's Bench quashed a publication ban on the names of the persons searched and of the murder suspect in the on-going investigation into the 2011 murder of Richard Oland. Please click on the link for more details.