Friday, May 23, 2014

Is it time for the tort of defamation to be abolished?

Does society evolve? Has the legal system improved since the days of dueling nobles and the Star Chamber?

Consider this remarkable short documentary video: "Guilty Until Proven Innocent: The Tort of Defamation". The actual "The Eyeopener" report by independent journalist James Corbett starts at 3:10 in the video.

Then read the Ontario Civil Liberties Association's position paper on why the common law tort of defamation should be abolished: HERE.

No comments: