New protection lawyer takes on high-profile case of RCMP official accused of leaking secrets and techniques

Cameron Ortis, the RCMP official accused of making ready to leak delicate info, has a brand new lawyer as his case strikes towards a trial date later this 12 months.

Earlier this week, Lawyer Basic David Lametti introduced that Ian Carter, who has defended Ortis since his arrest again in 2019, has been appointed a choose of the Superior Courtroom of Justice of Ontario in Ottawa.

Jon Doody, who works at Carter’s agency, is taking up Ortis’ protection.

Ortis, who served as director normal of the RCMP’s nationwide intelligence co-ordination centre, is charged with violating the Safety of Info Act. He’s accused of attempting to share delicate info with a international entity or terrorist group and has been charged additionally with sharing operational info in 2015.

An eight-week prison trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 6.

Regardless of the personnel change, Doody mentioned the plan is to stay to the identical trial dates.

Secretive listening to in progress this month

The Federal Courtroom has been wanting into whether or not delicate and probably injurious info may very well be disclosed in open courtroom throughout Ortis’ trial.

Federal Courtroom Justice John Norris has dominated that a few of the delicate info in Ortis’ case cannot be disclosed, though his causes are lined by a publication ban.

Carter had been looking for to have no less than a part of the case towards Ortis stayed on the grounds that his shopper has the correct to a good trial.

A Canada Proof Act listening to — meant to stability safety of nationwide safety with the constitutional proper of the accused to a good trial — is about to happen behind closed doorways later this month.

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