Year: 2009


Grant v. Torstar
The Supreme Court of Canada has just given us the new defence of Responsible Communication on Matters of Public Interest...


Audette v. Radio-Canada and Gravel
An injunction sought to stop an invasion of privacy was denied, even though Radio-Canada's source taped the plaintiff without his knowledge, and contrary to his wishes. The Dagenais/Mentuck test was not met...


Crookes v. Newton
Hyperlinks to defamatory material on other websites may expose website owners to liability in defamation...


MacDonnell v. The Halifax Herald Ltd. and Stephen Maher
Freedom of the press trumps privacy rights in accidental Ministerial tape recording...


R. v. O’Brien re Blackberry
Can you use Blackberrys in court? You can for the Ottawa mayor's trial...