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Canada court orders reporter to hand over source communications

MONTREAL: A Canadian appeals court upheld Wednesday a ruling ordering a journalist to hand over records of his communications with an alleged member of the Islamic State group to federal police. VICE Media Canada had appealed the March 2016 order by the Ontario Superior Court obliging VICE News reporter Ben Makuch to turn over records of his online chat with Farah Shirdon. Shirdon, a Canadian charged in absentia in September 2015 with leaving the country to join a banned terrorist group, threatening Canada and its…