written by mhoye and filed under analog / January 22, 2004
This is fucking appalling. The idea that the RCMP would go after a journalist for writing a story is repugnant, beyond contempt.
The cited act, the Security Of Information Act? Jesus, look at that thing. Section 4-A basically makes investigating government malfeasance illegal. Sweet.
I don’t have much to add beyond what Hoye mentioned, but yes, this is pretty disturbing. I’m guessing that Canada’s position on next year’s press freedom ranking won’t be quite so high. Not that the Citizen’s/Southam…