Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Rules relating to libel and defamation re-written

Globe and Mail reporting on SCC decision which seems to place the key to defense on the quality of "diligence" exercised by media in checking the truth of its statements. Time will tell how courts decide the question but editors like the Globe's John Stackhouse said "the heavier blinds of Canadian libel law have been pulled back.” Interesting reading. TPG

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