Follow O’Brien Trial on Twitter

Yesterday the judge in the Mayor Larry O’Brien trial, Associate Chief Justice Douglas Cunningham, ruled that reporters may report live from the courtroom via their electronic devices. This is, I believe, the first time that such live blogging has been permitted in a Canadian trial. The ruling was made on a motion by the Ottawa Citizen. It’s no surprise, therefore, that the same journal is live tweeting the procedings.

Glen McGregor, a reporter for the Citizen, is tweeting the trial at and already has a number of tweets up from a brief first day. If you could use some background to make sense of things, you can find a series of informative pieces gathered on the Ottawa Citizen website.


  1. The London Free Press obtained permission to tweet the Banditos murder trial that has been ongoing for the last few weeks. Follow KateatLFPress