• Niagara Region seizes computer and notes of reporter, calling police remove him from meeting

    5 days ago - By National Post

    A St. Catharines Standard journalist was removed by police from Niagara Region headquarters Thursday night and his equipment seized by regional staff after they accused someone of secretly recording a closed-door meeting.
    Reporter Bill Sawchuk did not record the closed portion of the meeting, but staff took his computer and his notes, before calling police to have him removed from the meeting. He was told he could get his things back in the morning.
    “Niagara Region's actions Thursday night are an infringement of the rights of the media, a contemptible display of arrogance and bullying and...
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