INDEPTH: MAHER ARAR Timeline: police raids on the media CBC News Online | January 22, 2004
RCMP officers remove documents from the home of Juliet O'Neill, a journalist with the Ottawa Citizen (Jan. 21, 2004)
1977: Police officers search the offices of The Body Politic, a Toronto-based gay publication, after the magazine publishes an article entitled "Men Loving Boys Loving Men." The publishers would eventually be found not guilty of possession of obscene material for the purpose of distribution.
1978: The editor and publisher of the Toronto Sun are charged under the Official Secrets Act for publishing details of 167 cases of espionage against Canadians by the Soviet Union. The case was thrown out a year later.
1980: Federal investigators seized business documents from newspaper offices across the country to investigate Thomson Newspapers and Southam Inc. under the predatory-pricing section of the Combines Investigation Act. A judge would later order the return of all the seized documents, as well as any copies and notes taken from them.
1992: Toronto police seize negatives and videotapes taken at a rampage on Yonge Street in May 1992. The images were taken from The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the Toronto Sun, Global-TV, CBC-TV, CTV and Citytv.
2000: Toronto police seize negatives, digital photos and videotapes from the Toronto Star, the Toronto Sun, the National Post and Citytv. The images were taken at a June 2000 protest at Queen's Park that turned violent. A court decision would later uphold the warrants the police used to take possession of the images.
July 2002: An Ontario judge issues a search warrant requiring Kenneth Whyte, editor-in-chief of the National Post, to surrender a leaked loan
document from the Business Development Bank of Canada outlining a mortgage to the Grand-Mère inn. An RCMP investigation would later conclude the document had been falsified.
November 2002: Police seize tapes from the CTV news program W-Five of a jailhouse interview with a man charged in connection with a tooth-whitening scam. W-Five had not yet aired the interview.
2004: RCMP officers raid the home and office of Juliet O'Neill, a journalist with the Ottawa Citizen, as part of an investigation into leaks of secret government documents in the case of Maher Arar, a Canadian citizen who was detained at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York and deported to Syria.