Entertainment, Media and Communications Law Bootcamp Series - (Part 2) Publication Ban Essentials

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Event date: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 08:00 to 09:30
Name of Organization: 
Ontario Bar Association
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Toronto & Webcast

What are the limits on the constitutionally enshrined freedom of the press?  When does protecting the fairness and integrity of a proceeding or the privacy, safety and/or identity of victims, witnesses and young people supercede this right? Join us to explore the various statutory and non-statutory publication bans which allow override of the open court principle. Our expert panel will share helpful insights on recent challenges and developments in this specialized area of the law, and unravel the impact of publication bans on news gathering and reporting.


  • Julia Lefebvre, Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP


  • Dennis Choquette, National Editor, The Globe and Mail
  • Tae Mee Park, Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP
  • Seth Weinstein, Greenspan Humphrey Lavine