A case being heard at the Supreme Court of Canada today could be an early indicator of how new Supreme Court Justice Richard Wagner looks at issues of free expression in a matter some suggest could be a landmark case.
In Vice Media Canada Inc., et al. v. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, Vice Media will make a case for press freedom in refusing to share information on a story source who was an ISIS fighter.
“There haven’t been any free expression issues under the new chief justice and so it will be interesting to see what happens,” says Andrew Bernstein, litigation practice group leader at Torys LLP. “It’s one to watch as we might get a sniff of where this particular court is going."