Alberta v. The Edmonton Sun

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January 8, 2003

The law of contempt outside the face of the court remains as is, despite the Charter... or does it? There may be a new defence of publication in the "public interest", according to Berger J.A., writing in the minority. The majority left this defence for another day, while acquitting the Sun chain of contempt for publishing the prior criminal record of an accused at the time charges were laid.

See: Alberta v. The Edmonton Sun

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