Sinclair lifts publication ban on name of teen

Sean Sinclair successfully brought an application to lift a publication ban for the CBC in a sexual assault and drug trafficking case.  The victim, Tonya Pahtayken, a 15-year old leukemia survivor, died shortly after testifying in the criminal trial.  There had been a publication ban on Tonya’s name and any information that might identify her. The CBC, at the request of Tonya’s family who wanted to tell her story, was able to lift that ban and has published an account of Tonya’s struggles here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/judge-lifts-pub-ban-on-name-of-teen-1.5609368.

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Area of Expertise Media Law / Defamation Sinclair lifts publication ban on name of teen