Dan Henry has worked on many of the most significant cases in Canadian media law. He was involved in almost every major legal battle to extend media coverage of the courts. Before retiring in 2012 after more than three decades as legal counsel for the CBC, Henry helped scores of journalists navigate the legal hurdles involved in bringing difficult and challenging stories to air. He reviewed thousands of stories before broadcast, and directed the defenses of journalists wishing to protect the confidentiality of their sources and stories that were legally challenged. Among the cases he worked on was Dagenais v. Canadian Broadcasting Corp., resulting in a landmark Supreme Court decision that overturned the broadcast ban on the film The Boys of St. Vincent and is considered to be one of the most important rulings on free expression under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Henry is a past President of the Canadian Media Lawyers Association and past Chair of the Media and Communications Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association.
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