On Feb. 17, the Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments in the Douglas Quan, et al. v. Danno Cusson appeal case, which could result in a new libel defence based on “responsible journalism.”
While the court reserved judgment and it could be months before a verdict comes down, the arguments made on both sides were worth a watch.
The appeal, if successful, could allow journalists to make a case that they took reasonable and responsible steps to verify information even if the information turned out to be wrong.
You can watch the arguments made on Feb. 17 in the archived webast on the SCC website.
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