Legal and Constitutional Affairs – February 15, 2017 – Part 2

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Legal and Constitutional Affairs – February 15, 2017 – Part 2

Editors and executives from some of the country’s largest news organizations speak in favour of a bill that aims to protect confidential sources. Conservative Senator Claude Carignan tabled Bill S-231 in November 2016.

Senators hear from Éric Trottier (associate editor of La Presse); Michel Cormier (general manager of news and current affairs for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s French services) and his colleague Jennifer McGuire (director general and editor-in-chief, CBC News); Michael Cooke (editor of the Toronto Star); David Walmsley (editor-in-chief of the Globe and Mail); Brian Myles (editor of Le Devoir); and Sébastien Pierre-Roy (lawyer representing the Canadian Media Coalition). (February 15, 2017)