House of Commons passes the Journalistic Sources Protection Act (Bill S-231)

On October 4, the House of Commons passed the Journalistic Sources Protection Act (Bill S-231). Support was unanimous.

The bill, which provides greater protection for journalists’ confidential sources of information, will come into force when it receives royal assent.

 

REPORTAGE

 

In The Globe and Mail, Gloria Galloway reports:

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-passes-legislation-to-protect-journalists-anonymous-sources-from-police/article36497819/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com&

Maham Abedi of Global News reports:

https://globalnews.ca/news/3786998/journalists-anonymous-sources-law/

Marc Montgomery of Radio Canada International reports:

http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2017/10/05/protection-for-journalists-confidential-sources-at-last/

At J-Source, Grant Buckler reports:

http://j-source.ca/article/canadas-house-commons-votes-unanimously-press-shield-law/

Tamara Khandaker of Vice News Canada reports:

https://news.vice.com/story/canada-passes-law-to-protect-whistleblowers-and-journalists-confidential-sources

 

 

COMMENTARY

 

The Canadian Association of Journalists comments:

http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/caj-applauds-passage-of-press-shield-law-649597703.html

 

The Toronto Star editorializes:

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2017/10/05/a-good-day-for-press-freedom-editorial.html

 

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe comments:

http://www.osce.org/fom/348321

 

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Links courtesy of Franklin Carter

Editor and Researcher

Book and Periodical Council

Freedom of Expression Committee

Toronto, Canada