Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Secret divorce proceedings of ex-Col. Williams should be public, media argue

The secret divorce proceedings of convicted murderer Russell Williams and his wife should be open to public scrutiny, says a lawyer for the Ottawa Citizen and a coalition of news agencies.
The media groups and their lawyer, Richard Dearden, are in the Ontario Court of Appeal Tuesday arguing against a Superior Court ruling that imposed numerous publication bans on the divorce proceedings between Williams and his wife, who can only be referred to as M.E.H.
The Citizen, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Ottawa Sun are arguing that Mackinnon’s order is flawed and contravenes the principle of open courts that governs matrimonial proceedings.
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