Supreme Court docket to look at regulation that limits reporting of legal proceedings

Supreme Court docket to look at regulation that limits reporting of legal proceedings

Supreme Court docket to look at regulation that limits reporting of legal proceedings

By Canadian Press

Oct 20, 2022 | 11:36 AM

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court docket of Canada will take a look at whether or not a regulation banning publication of sure proceedings in legal issues applies earlier than the number of a jury.

A consortium of main media shops requested the highest courtroom to listen to the enchantment, given conflicting interpretations from numerous courts as to how Part 648 of the Legal Code ought to be utilized.

The consortium stated in its utility to the Supreme Court docket that media have been prevented from reporting on pretrial issues regardless of clear language within the statute that signifies the ban applies solely after a jury has been chosen.

The shops argued this interpretation has restricted the power of the Canadian public to obtain details about the correct functioning of the courts.