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Details of SCC judgment on informer privilege mostly shielded pending pub bans’ expiry

Monday, September 25, 2017 @ 1:18 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Supreme Court has issued an important 9-0 judgment dealing with informer privilege, but most information about the case cannot be published until after applicable Criminal Code publication bans are no longer in force.

Justice Michael MoldaverOn Sept. 22, Justice Michael Moldaver dismissed an appeal by Durham Regional Crime Stoppers Inc. and X.Y. (an anonymous appellant) from a decision last year in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in favour of the Ontario Crown: R. v. Durham Regional Crime Stoppers Inc. 2017 SCC 45. The federal...