TITLE

MALICE, QUALIFIED PRIVILEGE, AND THE NEW RESPONSIBLE COMMUNICATION DEFENCE TO DEFAMATION: WHICH WAY FORWARD FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM IN CANADA?

AUTHOR(S)
Lim, Eugene C.
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
University of British Columbia Law Review;Jan2012, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p223
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
An essay is presented which focuses on the common law tort of defamation resulted in several cases of the Supreme Court of Canada including Grant v. Torstar Corp, Quan v. Cusson, and Reynolds v. Times Newspapers Ltd. It was determined that "responsible communication" defence to the law should be treated as a new defence rather than an extension of qualified privilege. It depicts that this defence can be defeated by proof of malice if it is proved that the defamation is caused intentionally.
ACCESSION #
77559335

 

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