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Does Section 2(B) Really Make a Difference? Part 1: Freedom of Expression, Defamation Law, and the Journalist-Source Privilege


Jamie Cameron


York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

July 26, 2010

Osgoode CLPE Research Paper No. 28/2010

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The question this article poses is whether the common law must adopt Charter-specific doctrines or remedies when Charter values are at stake. The discussion focuses on the Supreme Court’s defamation decisions, but includes brief remarks about R. v. National Post, which considered whether the Wigmore test for a journalist-source privilege is consistent with the Charter.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 30

Keywords: Freedom of expression, Defamation, Journalist, Source privilege, Wigmore test, Church of Scientology, WIC Radio, Grant v. Torstar Corp., Cusson v. Quan, Common law, Charter, Supreme Court of Canada, public interest responsible communication

JEL Classification: K39

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Date posted: July 26, 2010 ; Last revised: December 16, 2010

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Cameron, Jamie, Does Section 2(B) Really Make a Difference? Part 1: Freedom of Expression, Defamation Law, and the Journalist-Source Privilege (July 26, 2010). Osgoode CLPE Research Paper No. 28/2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1649060 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1649060

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York University - Osgoode Hall Law School ( email )
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Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
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