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La Presse+ quotes Christian Leblanc in an article on the importance of investigative journalism

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“Liberté de la presse : de l’importance des enquêtes journalistiques” by Isabelle Hachey, La Presse+.

La Presse+ quotes Montréal lawyer Christian Leblanc in an article on the importance of investigative journalism.

Christian Leblanc, a lawyer who specializes in media law at Fasken Martineau, says that the leading example in this area is in fact the United States, where a majority of states have legislated to protect journalists’ sources.

“According to the Supreme Court, disclosure of the source has to be weighed against what you are trying to prove,” says Mr. Leblanc. “The public interest in freedom of expression carries considerable weight in that exercise.”