Supreme Court rules on source confidentiality

Quebec journalists are one step closer in their fight to protect anonymous sources. In an October 22 ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada determined that reporters in the province are entitled to withhold the name of a confidential source if it serves the public interest. The ruling comes after the Quebec Superior Court demanded that Daniel Leblanc, a journalist for The Globe and Mail, reveal the identity of an unauthorized government source that aided him in his writing on the federal government sponsorship scandal.

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