Monthly Archives: May 2021

CAJ, CJFE, coalition of news organizations challenge RCMP injunction

2022-11-17T14:14:51-05:00

A coalition of news organizations and press freedom groups, including the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ), plan to file a legal application seeking the court’s assistance to allow journalists substantive access to cover a demonstration against the logging of an old-growth forest currently taking place in the Fairy Creek watershed, near Port Renfrew, B.C. In addition to the CAJ, the coalition includes Ricochet Media, The Narwhal, Capital Daily, Canada’s National Observer, the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), The Discourse and IndigiNews.  “Over the past week, we’ve repeatedly seen the RCMP shift the goal posts [...]

CAJ, CJFE, coalition of news organizations challenge RCMP injunction2022-11-17T14:14:51-05:00

CAJ calls on courts to limit RCMP powers when granting injunctions

2022-10-18T16:54:31-04:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is respectfully calling on courts to limit the powers of the RCMP, and other police agencies, when issuing injunctions. This call comes after the RCMP temporarily blocked media access to the Fairy Creek watershed, near Port Renfrew, B.C., yesterday as police were set to enforce an injunction and remove demonstrators who have been blocking logging of an old-growth forest since last summer.  “The RCMP and other police agencies have failed to respect the Charter of Rights and Freedoms when executing injunctions,” said CAJ president Brent Jolly. “Since they have not shown an ability to [...]

CAJ calls on courts to limit RCMP powers when granting injunctions2022-10-18T16:54:31-04:00
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