Arguments against publication bans

Calgary Sun columnist Kevin Martin makes some cogent arguments regarding excessive use of publication bans in criminal cases. While sometimes mandated legally under provincial law (for example, most provinces routinely see bans in cases involving child welfare, putting the needs of a usually distraught family ahead of the public’s right to know), in fact they seem to be coming more and more in usage these days.

Calgary Sun, May 29, 2008: Time to end publication bans


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