2018 Ad IDEM Freedom of Expression Writing Prize Winning Submission

Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association congratulates the winner of its annual writing prize for students writing on the topic of protection of freedom of expression or freedom of the press in Canada.

M. Jay Smith-Hayward, a student at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law, received the $2,500.00 prize for her paper entitled “The Unfairness of Fair Comment: How the defence to defamation went wrong in Canada and how to fix it”.

Ad IDEM/CMLA is dedicated to the promotion and protection of freedom of expression throughout Canada. Our objective isto reaffirm every day, in every court in our country, the importance of these freedoms.

M Jay Smith-Hayward – The Unfairness of Fair Comment