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|January 27, 2014||CONSTRUCTIONS LOUISBOURG LTÉE c. SOCIÉTÉ RADIO-CANADA QCCA|
|The QCCA has upheld the lower court judgment in Constructions Louisbourg, in which Radio-Canada was found NOT to be in contempt of court and were NOT ordered to reveal the identity of a confidential source.
|December 18, 2013||Edmonton Journal v Canada (Justice) 2013 ABPC 356|
|A recent decision from Alberta allowing access to an unredacted ITO, used to obtain a Production Order served on the Edmonton Journal, in an ongoing police investigation.
|December 3, 2013||MHR Board Game Design Inc. v. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 2013 ONCA 728|
|The ONCA upholds the lower court judgment and finds that the release signed by the Plaintiff gave the CBC sole discretion to edit the recording as it saw fit and to portray a factual, fictional or defamatory image of the appellants.
|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 13, 2013||Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Others v HMQ 2013 ONSC 6983|
|In a continuation of a series of applications from several media organizations for access to more information contained in an ITO, Nordheimer J. lifted the sealing order on the ITO used for Project Traveller, leaving only specific portions redacted.
|November 5, 2013||THE Globe and Mail and Others v. HMQ, 2013 ONSC 6836|
|The applicants were seeking, by way of certiorari, to review and set aside a lower court judgment in which they were denied access to an ITO. The issue being determined at this stage was whether s. 193 of the Criminal Code prohibits the disclosure of the ITO to the applicants.
|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.