Ward, Sean

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Sean’s practice is focused on municipal law, administrative law, media law, and privacy.

Sean’s media law practice includes providing advice to print, broadcast and online media outlets of all sizes with respect to publication and access and matters related to defamation. He has appeared at all levels of Court in Alberta, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada, where he was a member of RMRF’s team relating to an injunction brought against a major national broadcaster respecting articles posted to its website containing information subject to a publication ban. Sean also teaches Communications Law at MacEwan University.

Sean’s practice also encompasses privacy law, including matters related to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act which come before the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta.

  • R v. Canadian Broadcasting Corp, 2018 SCC 5, 2017 ABQB 329
  • R. v. Bird, 2008 ABQB 327
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation v. Rae, 2010 ABQB 148

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Education & Admissions

2003 B.A., University of Alberta

2006 LL.B., University of Alberta

2007 Admitted to the Alberta Bar

Associations & Memberships

• Law Society of Alberta

• Canadian Bar Association

• Canadian Media Lawyers Association (Ad Idem)

Community Involvement

Past Chair, Candora Society of Edmonton

Educational Leadership

• Communications Law - MacEwan University

• Lecturer, “Legal Issues for Writers” – MacEwan University

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