The significance of the O’Neill v. Canada ruling is huge in terms of its practical effect, says Stuart Svonkin in Lawyers Weekly

November 10, 2006

In O’Neill v. Canada (Attorney General), the Ontario Superior Court criticized the RCMP for its underhanded attempt to ascertain a journalist’s confidential sources and struck down three subsections of the Security of Information Act.

“Its a strong constitutional decision,” said Stuart Svonkin, who represented the Canadian Civil Liberties Association as an intervener in the case.

Read more here. This article originally appeared in the November 10, 2006 issue of Lawyers Weekly published by LexisNexis Canada.

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