O’Neill lawyer defends client’s actions

Lawyer David Paciocco says his client, journalist Juliet O’Neill, acted appropriately in connection with the Maher Arar case. “If the journalistic profession denies Ms. O’Neill’s informant the confidentiality protection of freedom of the press because he or she is not a sympathetic candidate for it, it will be weakening its own freedom and with it the freedom of all of us,” says Paciocoo in an opinion piece for the Ottawa Citizen.