Police lose bid for author Finkle’s notes

Toronto (June 28, 2007) — A judge has ruled that Toronto author and journalist Derek Finkle does not have to turn over research materials accumulated in writing No Claim To Mercy, his book about the Robert Baltovich murder case. Police subpoeaned Finkle’s notes and interview transcripts in October 2006; Finkle, backed by several writers’s groups, challenged the order, arguing it threatened press freedom in Canada.
Read the judge’s ruling.
Read the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression press release.
PEN Canada comments on the subpoena.
See the Professional Writers Association of Canada release.