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DEFAMATION - Fair comment - Matters of public interest

Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 8:39 AM  

Motion by the defendant, Maynard, to dismiss the plaintiffs’ defamation action pursuant to s. 137.1 of the Courts of Justice Act (Act). The plaintiffs, the Mayor and a Councillor of the Town of Mississippi Mills, claimed that the defendant defamed them in seven Facebook posts. The posts included statements that they discriminated against children with disabilities because parks would not be fully accessible to them, that the Mayor had “no morals or empathy” and that there was a “shocking level of corruption and law breaking” by...