The provincial inquiry studying protection for journalists’ sources is hearing from police chiefs this week.
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The Chamberland Commission has opened its hearings into a wiretap scandal that shook Quebec politics and law enforcement.
Public hearings are being led by Jacques Chamberland, who has worked as an appeals court judge for 45 years. 268 more words
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Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre is defending himself against accusations he triggered an investigation by city police into a journalist’s sources.
There is a report that Montreal police requested and obtained a warrant to listen to two journalists’ phone calls.
La Presse says it has learned a judge granted a 60-day warrant in May to allow police to intercept the private communications of columnist Patrick Lagace and journalist Vincent Larouche. 270 more words
A Quebec judge has agreed to seal data collected by Montreal police from the cellphone of a La Presse columnist.
A lawyer for the Montreal newspaper was in court today seeking to ensure the phone numbers of Patrick Lagacé’s sources are kept confidential and out of police hands. 185 more words