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RCMP material reporter should give report on the accused terrorist: Supreme Court

Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

Published on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 9:58 AM EST

Last updated on November 30, 2018 10:57 AM EST

Canada's Supreme Court has ordered a reporter RCMP material for stories about the accused terrorist.

The 9-0 decision is likely to lead to the media's defeat, which will weaken them to serve as police's investigative weapons.

In 2014, Vice Media reporter Ben McCück wrote three articles, including Farah Sherden in Calgary, the Iraqi and Levant of the Islamic State.

Sherden went to Canada in March of that year. A month later, he appeared on an ISIS video campaign on the Internet. He threw down his Canadian passport and threw it into the fire and said, "By the help of Allah we come to kill you."

The text and messaging services between McChry and Sherdron are crucial to articles.

In 2015, a product order was placed under the RCMP Criminal Code, which now directs the Vice Media and Magazines to provide the documents and information related to communications with Shirdon in the corpse.

A request was made to cancel the production order, but it was rejected – the Ontario Court of Appeal's decision.

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case. Newspapers had liberty against the police's inquiry powers.

In the previous case, nine provisions were set up to examine the reasoning of an investigation in the media outlet.

In the Supreme Court, the Wise Media argued that low courts have been misused or failed to apply.

Philip Tunly, a lawyer for the vice media, told the High Court in May, "The authorities must give a clear warning to the media.

Current laws and customization of the importance of the media by playing a major role in collecting and publishing Canada's news will be a shilling effect.

Federal lawyer Croft Mykson said: "The law firm has to criticize powerful law firms to ensure availability of media material.

In its arguments, the Crown Test calls for a philosophy and a flexible framework for a medium. Any one network may have an order to meet its responsibilities. Courts did not act as rubber stamps that prioritized the interests of lawmakers at the expense of freedom of the press.

A Vice spokesman for CTV News said:

This is a dark day for the freedom of the foundation of democracy. When this struggle is lost, there is nothing to shake our belief that the independent media will help a honest understanding of the world we live in. We will continue to speak the truth of the youth votes.

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