Under s. 2(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights everyone has freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication.

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Ayangma v The Saltwire Network Inc 2020 PECA 1
The PECA upholds the decision of a motions judge dismissing the claim of defamation.

Lyncaster v Metro Vancouver Kink Society 2019 BCSC 2207
In this BCSC decision, the court dismissed an application under the PPPA (Protection of Public Participation Act, S.B.C. 2019,...

Hobbs v Warner 2019 BCSC 2196
The BCSC dismissed this defamation action under the PPPA (Protection of Public Participation Act, S.B.C. 2019, c.3)

R v Brake 2019 NLPC
In Newfoundland, the mischief charge against journalist Justin Brake is going ahead and the defence under s. 430(7) of...

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Ad IDEM/CMLA is offering a $2,500 prize for an essay promoting freedom of expression. Deadline for submissions: May 31, 2020. Law students in Canadian law schools (LL.B/JD or LL.M candidates graduating in 2020 or later) are eligible: https://canadianmedialawyers.com/

A judgment against unnamed internet posters is a hollow victory financially but at least a vindication of reputation. (And maybe some post-judgment sleuthing will yield results and/or the remaining identified defendant has info...)
#Defamation #cyberlibel https://twitter.com/RyderGilliland/status/1217219602201096192

CBSA broke law with digital device searches, privacy watchdog says | The Star https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2020/01/07/cbsa-broke-law-with-digital-device-searches-privacy-watchdog-says.html

No Canadian content on this top 10 defamation cases of the year. Look for SCC anti-SLAPP cases next year -- Top 10 Defamation Cases of 2019: a selection - Suneet Sharma https://inforrm.org/2019/12/31/top-10-defamation-cases-of-2019-a-selection-suneet-sharma/ via @Inforrm

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