Attempt to get access to writer’s material opposed

Two organizations are protesting a Crown attempt to get access to the research a writer compiled in writing a book about a Toronto murder case, the Globe and Mail reports. Representatives of PEN Canada and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression are both concerned about the ramifications of police and other authorities trying to use the work of journalists and other writers. Anearlier Globe story reports on the court order requiring writer Derek Finkle to turn over some of his research on the Robert Baltovich case.