Alberta court upholds publication bans prior to trial

Alberta’s Court of Appeal has overturned a lower court rulings that pre-trial publication bans violate the Charter’s freedom of media section. CBC, CTV, the Edmonton Sun, Globe and Mail and the Edmonton Journal now have to consider whether they have a case to take to the next level.

“The benefits of the restrictions on publication outweigh the negative effects of those restrictions,” wrote the judges.

CP/Canoe, September 4 2008

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