May 072010
 May 7, 2010  Posted by  Court, Non-U.S.

Janice Tibbetts reports:

The Supreme Court of Canada will rule Friday on whether Canadian media — like journalists in several other Western countries — should be protected from divulging their confidential sources to police to help with criminal investigations.

The National Post newspaper, supported by civil libertarians and a coalition of media groups, seeks to overturn a 2008 defeat in the Ontario Court of Appeal that ruled a police investigation trumps the media’s charter guarantee of free expression.


The National Post’s long-standing legal battle was ignited in the spring of 2001, after investigative reporter Andrew McIntosh received a plain brown envelope from a source.

Read more in the Ottawa Citizen.

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