Ottawa (May 21) – The Supreme Court of Canada will decide whether a Globe and Mail reporter can be forced to reveal his confidential sources in the federal sponsorship scandal.
At the heart of the appeal is a controversial Quebec Superior Court decision last August that allowed lawyers for an advertising firm, La Groupe Polygone, to question reporter Daniel Leblanc about sources who supplied information about the sponsorship program. Read Kirk Makin’s report in the Globe.
The appeal is one of a “tidal wave” of five cases before the Supreme Court – two on when to protect confidential sources, two on revamping libel law and the other on banning publication of bail hearings – that will test the value Canadians place on freedom of the press. Makin reports in the Globe.
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