But will the $2.5 million judgment against the far-right twice-defeated mayoral candidate Kevin J. Johnston actually stop him spreading hate online?
Unlike Ontario, the province does not have an anti-SLAPP law
A history of aggressive responses to criticism
We examine the merits of the claims and the likelihood the threats will result in the filing of actual lawsuits
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 … Continued
Laura Robinson has lost her libel suit against John Furlong. The ruling, which could limit the media’s willingness to report on abuse allegations, is based on erroneous information. Lawyer William McDowell discusses the possible impact.
45 First Nations people allege experiencing or witnessing abuse by former school teacher John Furlong, President of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Journalist Laura Robinson broke the story.
Robyn Doolittle and Jonathan Goldsbie talk about unreported smells and Rob Ford’s mastery of modern media.
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