BPC Bulletin: Police Charge Journalist Karl Dockstader in Ontario
In southern Ontario, a journalist plans to fight the criminal charges that police laid against him after he had filed reports about a land dispute in August.
Karl Dockstader, a broadcast journalist, spent several days at the site of a land dispute between the Haudenosaunee and Foxgate Developments in Caledonia.
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) subsequently charged Mr. Dockstader with mischief and failure to comply with a court order. An injunction bars people from visiting the disputed land.
The OPP have charged other people too.
In St. Catharines, Grant LaFleche of The Standard reports:
In The Hamilton Spectator, J.P. Antonacci reports:
Liam Casey of the Canadian Press reports:
Jorge Barrera of CBC News reports:
Brett Forester of the APTN reports.
The Canadian Association of Journalists and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression comment:
Thanks go to Grant Buckler who forwarded the CBC’s news report.
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