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EXTRAORDINARY REMEDIES - Certiorari

Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 8:30 AM  

Appeal by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and several of its staff members from the dismissal of their certiorari application with respect to a Provincial Court judge’s decision to issue summonses requiring them to answer charges of publishing a defamatory libel and publishing a defamatory libel known to be false. The private prosecution related to an episode of the fifth estate television program about Nygard, a businessman in the fashion industry. The central theme of the episode was that Nygard’s carefully crafted image could be a...