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DEFAMATION - Defamatory statements - What constitutes - Interpretation of - Surrounding circumstances - Evidence - Of defamatory words - Practice - Joinder of actions - Multiple defendants

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 7:55 AM  

Appeal by the National Post, its publisher and three journalists from a finding that they were jointly liable to Weaver in defamation for four articles published in the National Post in late 2009 and early 2010. Weaver was a University of Victoria professor and a climate change activist. During a December 2009 interview with a Globe and Mail journalist, Weaver referenced break-ins and attempted computer hackings that had occurred at his office and the offices of his colleagues, while expressing the view that some in the...