10/3 podcast: Do publication bans erode transparency in Canada's courts?


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Openness and transparency are key tenets of our justice system. But what happens when more and more information is locked behind a publication ban?

In a first-of-its-kind investigation, reporters Adrian Humphreys and Talha Hashmani looked into the rising number of discretionary publication bans in both criminal and civil cases.

Adrian joins Dave Breakenridge to discuss why more publication bans are being granted, how these bans intrude on the notion of open courts, and how that can erode credibility in the justice system.

Background reading: Secrecy in the courts: Exclusive study reveals increasing use of publication bans in Canada

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