Canadian Civil Liberties Association. Act for Freedom. Toronto, ON: Canadian Civil Liberties Association, 2010.
A distinctive cluster of appeals has made its way to the Supreme Court of Canada in the last year or so. These cases raise a variety of issues under section 2(b) of the Charter; and while some relate specifically to freedom of expression, others present important questions about freedom of the press and the media. There are no less than six cases in a group which asks the Court to consider how newsgathering promotes the accountability and transparency of parliamentary government in Canada. Democratic self-goverrmrient is indisputably at the core of section 2(b)'s underlying values, and newsgathering is likewise a core element of a free and vital press. For freedom of the press to have meaning, the newsgathering function must remain free from interference by the state.
Cameron, Jamie, "A Theory of Newsgathering? Freedom of the Press at the Supreme Court" (2010). Articles & Book Chapters. 2727.