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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Canadian Charter and Defamation

Jamie Cameron, York University (Osgoode Hall Law School), has published Does Section 2(B) Really Make a Difference? Part 1: Freedom of Expression, Defamation Law, and the Journalist-Source Privilege, as Osgoode Hall CLPE Research Paper No. 28/2010. Here is the abstract.
The question this article poses is whether the common law must adopt Charter-specific doctrines or remedies when Charter values are at stake. The discussion focuses on the Supreme Court’s defamation decisions, but includes brief remarks about R. v. National Post, which considered whether the Wigmore test for a journalist-source privilege is consistent with the Charter.
Download the paper from SSRN at the link.

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