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The law of libel in Canada

Author: Peter A Downard
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : LexisNexis Canada Inc., 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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"Canadian libel law is designed to strike a balance between two essential values - protection from harmful publications on one side and protection of free expression on the other. [This book] guides you through libel law's thicket of rules, exceptions, shifting onuses and other legal considerations. Coverage includes cases decided since publication of the third edition in 2014, what constitutes defamation, the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter A Downard
ISBN: 0433494697 9780433494690
OCLC Number: 1017596864
Notes: Previously published as "Libel."
Description: xxxvi, 388 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A black letter overview --
Libel and freedom of expression --
The defamatory statement --
Refernce to the plantiff --
Publication --
Justification --
Absolute privilege --
Reports privileged by statue --
Qualified privilege at common law --
Responsible communication --
Fair comment --
Consent --
Notice requirements and limitation periods --
Damages --
Apologies and retractions --
Injunctions --
Screening for "SLAPP" litigation --
Slander and other torts.
Other Titles: Libel
Responsibility: Peter A. Downard.

Abstract:

"Canadian libel law is designed to strike a balance between two essential values - protection from harmful publications on one side and protection of free expression on the other. [This book] guides you through libel law's thicket of rules, exceptions, shifting onuses and other legal considerations. Coverage includes cases decided since publication of the third edition in 2014, what constitutes defamation, the defences available, remedies, and how defamation ties into technological advancements and privacy laws."--

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