R. v. Khadr: Did Prime Minister Harper Commit a Contempt of Court?
R. v. Kahdr: Did Prime Minister Harper Commit a Contempt of Court, The Advocates' Journal, Vol. 34, No. 3, Winter 2015
7 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2016
Date Written: October 1, 2015
This paper posits that Stephen Harper, while prime minister of Canada and in promoting his political agenda, likely breached the sub judice or publication contempt rule during a press conference. It also briefly canvasses the irony that politicians and other public figures often hide behind the rule, refusing to comment on important issues to dodge controversy.
Keywords: contempt of court, sub judice rule, publication contempt, Stephen Harper, Omar Khadr
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