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The reporter has to give RCMP material to the accused terrorists: the Supreme Court



Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

Publication date Friday, November 30, 2018 9:58 AM EST

Last Updated Friday, November 30, 2018 10:57 AM EST

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada says the reporter could give RCMP material to collect stories about an accused terrorist.

A 9-0 decision is likely to be considered as a failure of the media, as the police are responsible for the investigation.

In 2014, Farah Shirdon wrote three articles of the reporter Ben Makuch, formerly Calgary, with the Islamic state of Iraq and Levant.

Shirdon left Canada in March in Canada. One month later, the Internet appeared on ISIL Propaganda video. He stole the Canadian passport, pulled it into the fire and said: "With the help of Allah, we're going to die."

The exchanges between Makuch and Shirdon were a key element of a text messaging service.

In 2015, the RCMP obtained a production order under the Criminal Code, by means of Vice Media and Makuch, which directed documents and data to contact Shirdon.

Makuch submitted an application to overcome the production order, but was dismissed.

The Supreme Court agreed to the case of Makuchi, who sacrificed the liberty of investigating the police.

In a previous case, the judge set nine conditions to assess the reasonableness of a media search.

Supreme Court Supreme Court argued that the lower courts did not make an incorrect request, or did not apply, a balancing test.

Philip Tunley, a Vice Media lawyer, said the main court last May, the media should have clear protocols when the authority authorities are in a hurry.

Current laws and internships were the "Outdoor Effect" media that was very important for the collection and publication of Canadian news.

The federal lawyer, Croft Michaelson has said that it is not a "merit" because the strong legal framework critics have the opportunity to decide on access to the media.

For these reasons, Crown called them the principle and flexibility framework so that any ability of the media could have any potential effect on their work. The courts did not make false stamps, the interests of the law enforcement in exchange for freedom of expression.

Spokesperson spokesman CTV News:

It is a dark day of press freedom, which is the basic principle of democracy. While we lose fighting, we do not believe in anything, that the free press is a true understanding of our lives. We will increase the power of young voices to say the truth.


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