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A primer on the Journalistic Sources Protection Act

Justin Safayeni and Andrea Gonsalves, two media lawyers from the firm Stockwoods, have written a detailed primer on the new journalist source protection law...

Catching up with CASL: Publishers and Canada’s anti-spam legislation

Last week Newspapers Canada, in conjunction with a lengthy list of partners, sponsored a workshop entitled: 'The Publishers Guide to Compliance'. The session provided attendees with a...

WAN-IFRA: Freedom of Expression outweighs “Right to be Forgotten”

Members of the WAN-IFRA board are calling on national courts around the world to uphold Freedom of Expression laws following a recent judgment made...

CAJ Ethics Committee releases new report on sexual assault complainants in...

The Canadian Association of Journalists’ Ethics Advisory Committee has released a new discussion paper on the media’s coverage of sexual assault complainants. In light...

Ontario court dismisses charter challenge against police posing as reporters

An Ontario superior court has dismissed a charter challenge filed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) and the...

CCLA and CJFE mount Charter challenge against Bill C-51

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) have initiated a Charter challenge against key sections of Bill C-51,...

Federal Court strikes down fees for electronic documents

The Federal Court has ruled that the Canadian government can no longer charge fees for the search and processing of electronic government documents covered...

Now Magazine plans to defy sex ad ban in new anti-prostitution...

Toronto alt-weekly Now Magazine has announced it will continue to publish sex ads in its print and online properties despite a recent ban on...

Ontario government introduces anti-SLAPP legislation

The Ontario government has reintroduced its Protection of Public Participation Act, legislation aimed at preventing Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs). The law had...

What newspapers need to know about Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation

With the launch date of the Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) fast approaching, businesses and organizations are trying to educate themselves about the legislation. Emilia Somma...