Canada Is About To Get A Press-Shield Law
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Canada Is About To Get A Press-Shield Law
It would protect confidential sources but also define who is and isn't a journalist.

Canada’s first press-shield bill is on the verge of becoming law.

On Monday, Bill S-231, the Journalistic Sources Protection Act, was passed with amendments by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security. It now goes back to the House as a report before a final vote.

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