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News October 7, 2019

BPC Bulletin: Reporter Justin Brake Files Charter Challenge

News Reports and Commentary Selected by Franklin Carterof the Book and Periodical Council’s Freedom of Expression Committee


Justin Brake — the journalist who was charged with civil and criminal offences after he reported an Innu and Inuit protest at the construction site of a hydroelectric dam in Labrador in October 2016 — has filed a Charter challenge in court.

Mr. Brake is seeking a stay of proceedings. Although Justice Derek Green of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador dismissed the civil charges in March 2019, Mr. Brake still faces criminal charges.

Jacob Barker of CBC News reports:

Thanks go to Grant Buckler who forwarded the news story.


The Book and Periodical Council was formed in 1975 as the Book and Periodical Development Council to provide a venue for members to discuss industry issues, address mutual concerns and undertake projects for the benefit of Canadian writing and publishing.

October 7, 2019
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