Bill

S-231: An Act to amend the Canada Evidence Act and the Criminal Code (protection of journalistic sources)

Third Reading.

Vote

Yea.

Rationale

On June 19, 2017, the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU) studied Bill S-231, and recommended certain amendments, which our Government wholly support. With these amendments in place, the Bill will provide robust and unprecedented protection for journalistic sources, all the while being improved by clarifying certain provisions to avoid confusion, by preventing conflict of law issues and by ensuring that the new safeguards proposed in the Bill will only apply in appropriate cases.

Result

Passed.