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The Review Board, like the Court, speaks through its dispositions (orders) and Reasons for Disposition.
In circumstances where there is an application to withhold our reasons, the Board will invite submissions from the Parties and media and then rule on the application.
Notices to media in such cases will be displayed below.
Notice to Media
Blair Evan DONNELLY
An application was made on September 15, 2023 to withhold the release of the April 13, 2023 Reasons of the British Columbia Review Board in the matter of Blair Evan DONNELLY.
Interested media organizations were provided a deadline for sending legal submissions to the Board.
The application to withhold the release of the April 13, 2023 Reasons of the British Columbia Review Board has been reviewed and dismissed. The October 10, 2023 Application Reasons for Dismissal can be found here. Additional procedural decisions can be found on our Case Law page.
The April 13, 2023 Reasons can be found here.
The next BC Review Board hearing for Mr. Donnelly is currently scheduled for December 4, 2023 at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam, starting at 9.30am.