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Bert Bruser created the media law group at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Toronto. He has acted for newspapers and others in the publishing business for more than 20 years. During that time, he has defended hundreds of libel actions and has appeared in all levels of courts, resisting such things as publication bans and subpoenas to reporters.
Bert is recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as one of the leading media lawyers in Canada. With Brian Rogers, he has written a book, Journalists and the Law: How to Get the Story Without Getting Sued or Put in Jail. He has published articles on various aspects of media law, and conducts lectures and seminars for journalists. He is also an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto.
Bert has an office in the newsroom of the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper. He spends about two days a week in this office working on stories and providing general advice.
Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 1974
LL.B., University of Toronto – 1972
MA (Journalism), Columbia University – 1968
A.B., Princeton University – 1966