"I found McLean’s book to be a “true life whodunit!” Was the hypothermic death of Neil Stonechild accidental? Did the aftermath of his death result in a sensational tabloid witch-hunt of members of the Saskatoon Police Service? Was the Commission of Inquiry an impartial process? YOU BE THE JUDGE!"– W.G.Craig
In exercising our fundamental freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, we must determine the point at which robust criticism of a judicial decision mutates into contempt of court. Never forget that once judicial decisions are rendered, they are in the public domain, and they become grist for the mill of public scrutiny and comment.
'We run the danger of a public perception that this has all become a giant game of Snakes and Ladders that may be wonderful for the lawyers … You can't have the results float totally independent from what really happened, without the Charter becoming viewed as not the statement of basic principles we should all operate on, but a sort of the lawyers technical manifesto,' Judge Doherty said."