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November 30, 2018   R v Vice Media Canada Inc 2018 SCC 53
    The SCC unanimously upheld an order for a journalist to give police copies of conversations with a person who said he belonged to a terrorist group.


November 27, 2018   Wilson v Canwest Publishing Inc - Publications Canwest Inc 2018 BCCA 441
    The BCCA overturned the lower court judgment in this defamation case and held that responsible communication prevailed.


November 23, 2018   R v Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 2018 ABCA 391
    The ABCA dismissed the Crown's appeal and upheld the lower court decision, confirming that "publication" only occurs once and that publication bans are not retroactive.


November 22, 2018   R v Vader 2018 ABCA 389
    The ABCA holds that it is an error of law not to give notice to the media of an application to restrict access or publication, and it is the application judge’s responsibility to ensure that notice to the media is given.


October 31, 2018   R v MGM 2018 ABPC 256
    In this ABPC decision, the judge denied a youth’s request to exclude the public on a s. 517 bail hearing.


October 25, 2018   Doe v Baker 2018 ONSC 6240
    The ONSC dismissed an application from a police officer for an anonymity order or publication ban at a Coroner's inquest into the death of a man.


August 30, 2018   Able Translations Ltd v Express International Translations Inc 2018 ONCA 690
    The ONCA upheld the lower court decision under s. 137.1 of the CJA, dismissing the appeal and refusing leave to appeal costs.


August 30, 2018   Armstrong v Corus Entertainment Inc 2018 ONCA 689
    The ONCA overturned the lower court decision under s. 137.1 of the CJA, allowed the appeal, and dismissed the action against all of the appellants.


August 30, 2018   Veneruzzo v Storey 2018 ONCA 688
    The ONCA upheld the lower court decision under s. 137.1 of the CJA and dismissed the appeal, granted leave to appeal costs, and dismissed that appeal.


August 30, 2018   Platnick v Bent 2018 ONCA 687
    The ONCA overturned the lower court decision under s. 137.1 of the CJA and allowed the appeal, setting aside the dismissal of the action.



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