Senator Claude Carignan to appear before the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on
OTTAWA, February 14, 2017 – Senator Claude Carignan, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and sponsor of Bill S-231, An Act to amend the Canada Evidence Act and the Criminal Code (protection of journalistic sources), will testify before the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on Wednesday. Senator Carignan will discuss the details of his bill which seeks to protect journalistic sources, including whistleblowers.
Several stakeholders, among them journalists and media representatives, will speak following Senator Carignan’s presentation (see list below). The study of Bill S-231 will continue Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the same location.
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time: 4:15 p.m.
Location: Room 257, East Block
Information (media only): Jacques Hébert or Simon Fecteau Labbé
Office of the Honourable Senator Claude Carignan, P.C., Leader of the Opposition in the Senate
613-992-0240 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
The Honourable Senator Claude Carignan, sponsor of the bill
5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Brian Myles, Editor in Chief
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Michel Cormier, General Manager, News and Current Affairs, French Services
Jennifer McGuire, Director General and Editor in Chief, CBC News
The Globe and Mail
David Walmsley, Editor in chief
Coalition des médias canadiens
Éric Trottier, Associate editor and Vice-president, Information, La Presse, Ltd.
Michael Cooke, Editor, Torstar Newspaper Ltd.
Sébastien Pierre-Roy, Lawyer, Chenette, litigation boutique Inc.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Quebec Professionnel Federation of Journalists
Stéphane Giroux, President of the Board of Directors
Caroline Locher, Executive Director
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
Tom Henheffer, Executive Director
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers
William Trudell, Chair
Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Mark Bantey, Partner (by video conference)
Canadian Media Lawyers Association
Christian Leblanc, Chair, Protection of Sources Committee
Iain MacKinnon, Media Lawyer