Halifax Frank Magazine Charged With Breaking Publication Ban
Halifax’s Frank Magazine Charged With Violating Publication Ban In Child-protection Case
"One person told me, 'No one has ever been stupid enough to actually breach such a ban.'"

A Nova Scotia scandal magazine is once again in legal hot water, after allegedly violating a publication ban in a child-protection case.

Halifax-based Frank Magazine and its managing editor, Andrew Douglas, face three counts of identifying people who were subjects of a hearing held under the province’s Children and Family Services Act [pdf], which prohibits publishing the names of any child or relative involved in such a proceeding. The charges were brought in a private prosecution by one of the subjects, whose name is covered by the ban. (CANADALAND has interviewed the woman and verified her statements but is withholding any identifying information.)

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