Toronto’s City Hall: are press a security threat?

In a column for The Toronto Star, Royson James writes about a confidential report that may limit press access to city councillors. He writes:

“It is with no little concern that television and newspaper reporters and columnists received news that the city’s government management committee Tuesday could severely restrict the media’s coming and going — in the name of enhanced city hall security.”

One potential outcome: media may be required to sign in and be escorted to councillor’s offices, just like the public. “Over our dead bodies,” Royson writes, “and court challenges.”