Case Name:

R. v. D. (G.) (S.C.C.)

 

 

G.D.

v.

Her Majesty The Queen

 

[1991] S.C.C.A. No. 125

 

File No.: 22386

 

†Supreme Court of Canada

 

Record created: April 4, 1991.

 

Appeal From:

ON APPEAL FROM THE COURT OF APPEAL FOR ONTARIO

 

Status:

Application for leave to appeal dismissed (without reasons) June 13, 1991.

 

Catchwords:

 

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms -- Criminal law -- Right to privacy -- Applicant charged with, and acquitted of, sexual assault -- Trial judge making oder prohibiting the publishing of information by which the Applicant could be identified -- Order to remain in effect if Applicant acquitted -- Order quashed by Court of Appeal -- Applicant's right to privacy as against the media's right to publication and expression -- Jurisdiction to order publication ban beyond provisions of Criminal Code or other federal statues -- Is it reasonable for an adult to not be extended same guarantees of anonymity as are young offenders?

 

Counsel:

Raymond G. Colautti (Paroian, Raphael, Courey, Cohen & Houston), for the motion.

Susan M. Chapman (A.G. of Ontario), contra.

 

 

 

 

Chronology:

 

1.            Application for leave to appeal:

 

                 FILED: April 4, 1991. S.C.C. Bulletin, 1991, p. 832. And

†May 14, 1991. S.C.C. Bulletin, 1991, p. 1175.

†REFERRED TO THE COURT: May 14, 1991. S.C.C. Bulletin,

†1991, p. 1194.

†Before: L'Heureux-Dub», Gonthier and Iacobucci JJ.

†DISMISSED: June 13, 1991 (without reasons). S.C.C.

†Bulletin, 1991, p. 1495.

†Before: L'Heureux-Dub», Gonthier and Iacobucci JJ.

Procedural History:

 

Judgment

 

 

 

 

at first instance: Non-publication order granted. Ontario Provincial Court, Payne Prov. Ct. J., August 13, 1987.

 

 

 

Further judgments: On appeal by Thomson Newspapers Co. and

†London Free Press Printing Co. -- Declaratory relief

†granted but application to quash non-publication order

†dismissed.

†Ontario Supreme Court, Rosenberg J.,

†November 16, 1987.

Judgment

on appeal: Appeal allowed.

Ontario Court of Appeal, Goodman, Finlayson and

Krever JJ.A.,

March 12, 1991.