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Police spying: Chamberland Commission to hear from Québecor, Quebec Bar

Police spying: Chamberland Commission to hear from Québecor, Quebec Bar
Police spying: Chamberland Commission to hear from Québecor, Quebec Bar

A commission of inquiry into the protection of journalistic sources resumed sitting Tuesday.

Presse Canadienne

Published on: September 12, 2017 | Last Updated: September 12, 2017 11:14 AM EDT

A commission of inquiry into the protection of journalistic sources resumed sitting Tuesday, expecting presentations from the Quebec Bar, the province’s office criminal prosecutions, media chain Québecor and the French-language daily newspaper Le Devoir.

The commission was created in the wake of the controversy created after revelations that investigations within police departments into who was leaking information to the media included the surreptitious monitoring of journalists’ phones.

Police departments suspected some of their officers were orchestrating the leaks and possibly compromising ongoing investigations.

Groups heard thus far by the commission have called for more training for police when it comes to the importance of protection of sources and freedom of the press.

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