FEDERAL BILL

Bill C-334, An Act To Amend The Canada Evidence Act And The Criminal Code (journalistic Sources)

FEDERAL BILL - AMENDS MULTIPLE STATUTES

1st Reading
February 1, 2017


SUMMARY This enactment amends the Canada Evidence Act to impose conditions in respect of the power to compel a journalist to communicate information likely to compromise the confidentiality of the identity of a source who has provided the journalist with information useful in the writing, production or dissemination, through the media, of information for the public. It also amends the Criminal... (Click for more)


Published on February 3, 2017

Bill Summary

Bill C-334, An Act To Amend The Canada Evidence Act And The Criminal Code (journalistic Sources)

SUMMARY

This enactment amends the Canada Evidence Act to impose conditions in respect of the power to compel a journalist to communicate information likely to compromise the confidentiality of the identity of a source who has provided the journalist with information useful in the writing, production or dissemination, through the media, of information for the public.

It also amends the Criminal Code to impose conditions in respect of the power to issue certain warrants concerning a journalist or something found in the office or residence of a journalist. Finally, it provides for provisions for the packaging of certain things seized.

This Bill Amends The Following Statutes

  1. Canada Evidence Act R.S.C., 1985, c. C-5

  2. Criminal Code R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46

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