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Welcome to the Ad IDEM / Canadian Media Lawyers Association Website
Ad IDEM stands for Advocates In Defence of Expression in Media / Avocats pour la defense de l'expression dans les medias (the capital letters in bold spelling "MEDIA" (from right to left)). We are also known by the acronym CMLA, the Canadian Media Lawyers Association.
Our members are leading media lawyers across Canada. We organize a major annual conference, intervene in important Supreme Court of Canada cases, and promote improved laws and policies for free expression and openness of courts.
AdIDEM/CMLA is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of free expression in Canada and abroad. Our aim is to achieve this objective through:
* public and professional education * advocacy and law reform initiatives * cooperation with related professional organizations
AdIDEM/CMLA members are lawyers representing the media across Canada. Associate Members, who may or may not be lawyers, have had experience in issues involving media law and free expression, and are advocates for free expression as well.[| Read more...]
|March 30, 2015||Figueiras v Toronto (Police Services Board) 2015 ONCA 0208|
|In this judgment the Court weighs freedom of expression and other "fundamental" liberties strongly in the balance when denying police at the G20 summit the power to detain, turn back, or search protestors approaching the summit area, as an exercise of common law police powers.
|February 23, 2015||Baglow v Smith 2015 ONSC 1175|
|Fair comment prevails in the battle between the bloggers.
|February 18, 2015||R. v Jha 2015 ONSC 1064|
|A publication ban is varied to prohibit ONLY the publication of names of any surviving children of an accused in this second degree murder trial.
|February 5, 2015||Weaver v Corcoran 2015 BCSC 165|
|The court concludes that as long as defamatory reader comments are removed promptly after being brought to the attention of the host site, there has been no publication, and there is no need to consider the defence of innocent dissemination.
|December 4, 2014||R v Bourque 2014 NBQB 263|
|Justice David D. Smith denies the Crown and offender a publication ban on digital materials presented at the sentencing hearing.
|July 24, 2014||Alberta lifts publication ban on children who die in care|
|Bill 11 brings an end to publication bans on naming children who have died in the care of the province.
|July 3, 2014||Yukon Chapter CPAWS v Government of Yukon 2014 07 03 SCY|
|The CBC was granted permission to film a portion of a civil trial in Yukon, under specific terms.
|June 17, 2014||Alberta v AUPE 2014 ABCA 197|
|The Alberta Court of Appeal struck several paragraphs from a lower court contempt order after applying the Dagenais/Mentuck test.
|June 13, 2014||Equustek Solutions Inc v Jack 2014 BCSC 1063|
|The BCSC has ordered Google to remove the websites of a technology company from its search engine results worldwide.
|May, 2014||Nova Scotia Courts Electronic Devices and Twitter Policy - May 2014|
|The Nova Scotia Courts have introduced a new Twitter policy which the various levels and types of courts have agreed on. All but three levels and types of Courts are going with the "permissive" version of the policy.