The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled against Vice and its reporter Ben Makuch, who had been fighting a production order to turn over to the RCMP the chat logs and other materials from Makuch’s interviews with Calgary-born ISIS fighter Farah Shirdon. (Full decision at bottom.)
The three-judge panel failed to be persuaded by the arguments put forward by Vice, Makuch, and the various journalist and civil liberties organizations that had obtained intervenor status.
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