May 19, 2023
Hansman v. Neufeld, 2023 SCC 14
"The chambers judge did not err in concluding that the public interest weighing exercise mandated dismissal of the underlying action or that N failed to adequately challenge the validity of H’s fair comment defence. Accordingly, his order dismissing the defamation action should be restored."
March 28, 2023
A.B. c. Google, 2023 QCCS 1167
The Court ultimately holds Google liable in defamation and awards the sum of $500,000 in moral damages to the plaintiff.
March 14, 2023
Simán v. Eisenbrandt 2023 BCSC 379
SLAPP decision, dismissing action based on Responsible Communication defense.
December 23, 2022
Canadian Frontline Nurses v. Canadian Nurses Association, 2022 ONSC 7280
Vermette J.: “The Plaintiffs have been outspoken critics of prevailing public health guidance related to COVID-19, using social media platforms and attending in-person protests to disseminate their views. When a person injects themselves into public ...
November 23, 2022
Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada v Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 2022 BCSC 2030
The plaintiffs, Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC), and its Chief Executive Officer, Keith Henry, brought a defamation action against the CBC and one of its reporters, Jorge Barrera. The CBC’s investigative report concerned ITAC’s ...