Rebel News personality Keean Bexte is suing Canadaland for defamation.
November 1, 2020
#334 A Dodgy Paternity Test And The War On The Reporter Who Exposed It
Peter Aldhous reported a decade ago that a Canadian lab’s prenatal paternity test was “unreliable."
July 19, 2020
#278 Bigotry Punished, Miraculously
But will the $2.5 million judgment against the far-right twice-defeated mayoral candidate Kevin J. Johnston actually stop him spreading hate online?
May 20, 2019
#222 How To Slander Friends And Libel People
Patrick Brown announced last month that he would be suing CTV, after they published a report of his alleged sexual misconduct — but whether or not Brown actually goes through with the lawsuit is yet to be seen.
Being threatened with a defamation lawsuit is arguably a rite of passage for journalists. The fear of libel hangs over every newsroom, so this is a risky business — but maybe it’s not as risky as we like to act like it is.
Media litigation lawyers Justin Safayeni and Adam Wygodny speak with Jesse about how often people sue for libel, the precedence of the 2009 Grant vs. Torstar ruling, and how ‘anti-SLAPP’ laws in Ontario are helping to protect journalists.