at the hearing. The plaintiffs essentially stayed neutral throughout. The media sought intervenor status, agreed to the continuation of the criminal case publication ban and otherwise contested
 The issues to be decided are as follows:
(1) Should the media be granted intervenor status?
(2) Is the criminal case publication ban pursuant to s. 486.4(1)
[of the Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46] still in force?
(3) Should leave be granted for the use of initials in pleadings
filed in this case?
(4) Should the Rule 20 materials be sealed?
 Each will be reviewed.
1. Should the Media be Granted Intervenor Status?
 Post Media Network Inc. (o/a Windsor Star), Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation, and CTV, a Division of Bell Media
Inc. (the “media”) seek leave to be granted intervenor status in
this case to oppose the motion by the police defendants to close
all or a portion of this case from the public.
 No party opposes the motion for intervenor status.
 Intervenor status routinely is granted to the media on
a motion to ban publication of a court proceeding: see Dagenais
v. Canadian Broadcasting Corp.,  3 S.C.R. 835, 
S.C.J. No. 104, at para. 58; Hollinger Inc. v. Ravelston Corp.
(2008), 89 O.R. (3d) 721,  O.J. No. 1126, 2008 ONCA 207,
at paras. 36-42.
 Accordingly, leave is granted for the media to appear as
intervenors with regard to the motion of the police defendants
now under consideration.
2. Is the Criminal Case Publication Ban Pursuant to
S. 486.4(1) of the Criminal Code Still in Force?
 Although legally unnecessary, and all parties agree that
the publication ban entered in the criminal case remains in full
force, it is helpful for the resolution of other issues to review the
procedural history and law on this point.
 The criminal case, out of which this civil case arose, was
in both the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of
Justice because the Crown elected to proceed by indictment
and the defence elected to have a preliminary hearing. In the
Ontario Court of Justice, case no. 12-681, a publication ban