Publications & News

CJFE Gala: A Night to Honour Courageous Reporting

BJCTB is proud to be a sponsor of the 22nd annual gala of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression. The November 27, 2019 event will honour brave individuals from Canada and abroad who have dedicated their lives to the advancement of free... more

BJCTB Welcomes New Associate

The firm is delighted to announce the addition of its newest lawyer, Samantha Wu, to the BJCTB team.

Three BJCTB Partners Recognized in the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada

Peter Jacobsen and Tae Mee Park have been recognized for Defamation & Media Law and James Thomson has been recognized for Maritime Law. Lawyers named to The Best Lawyers in Canada publication are recognized by their peers in the legal... more

Chair Appointment – OBA Entertainment, Media & Communications Section

Julia L. Lefebvre has been appointed Chair of the Entertainment, Media and Communications Law Section of the OBA for the 2019-2020 term.

MLRC Conference 2019

Peter M. Jacobsen will be attending the 2019 Media Law Resource Centre annual media law conference. Attendance is by invitation only and it features distinguished speakers from the judiciary, academia and the press on comparative developments in media law and policy.

Appointment to Heritage Toronto Board of Directors

James Lane was appointed by Toronto City Council to the Heritage Toronto Board of Directors, commencing July 18, 2019.

BJCTB Primer re: New Passenger Protection Rules for Canada

Part of the Air Passenger Protection Regulations developed by the Canadian Transportation Agency went into force on July 15, 2019 (others will be binding on December 15, 2019). Read more about the new Regulations here.

CBA National Re: SCC Leave to Appeal SLAPP Cases

Julia Lefebvre was recently quoted in an article published by the Canadian Bar Association National on the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision to grant leave to hear two appeals involving the anti-SLAPP law in Ontario.

Defamation Law: A Practical Guide for Litigators

On May 14, 2019, Julia Lefebvre will be speaking about Ontario’s anti-SLAPP legislation and recent case law at the Ontario Bar Association program Defamation Law: A Practical Guide for Litigators.

Roundtable on Advancing Media Freedom – Global Affairs Canada

On May 2, 2019, Peter Jacobsen will be participating in a roundtable discussion on advancing media freedom at Global Affairs Canada with the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, as well as departmental officials.