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Here's the sex offender map Ontario didn't want you to see

After fighting in court for six years only to get shot down by three unanimous decisions involving a total of 13 judges, Ontario's corrections ministry gave Global News a database of sex offenders by postal code last week, shortly after a Supreme Court ruling ordered them to do so.

The province claims it doesn't know, or can't say, how much that legal fight cost taxpayers.

The ministry initially refused to release the information under an access-to-information request. Over the course of several years, it tried and failed at all possible levels of appeal. Ontario's information commissioner ruled that the information should be released. So did Ontario's Superior Court and Court of Appeal.

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