Senate Unanimously Adopts Canada's First Press-Shield Bill
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Senate Unanimously Adopts Canada’s First Press-Shield Bill
It now goes to the House, where Liberals will have to decide if they're serious about journalistic freedom.

Canada’s Senate has unanimously adopted a bill that could become the country’s first press-shield law.

Bill S-231, which passed its third and final reading in the Senate on April 11th, would amend the Canada Evidence Act to establish protections for journalists’ sources and make it more difficult for law enforcement agencies to get warrants to spy on journalists.

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