If you’re interested in defamation law you’d do well to read the recently published piece by Bob Tarantino, “Chasing Reputation: The Argument for Differential Treatment of “Public Figures” in Canadian Defamation Law,” (2010) 48 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 595 [PDF]. The author, a partner at Heenan Blaikie and a blogger at their Entertainment and Media Law Signal argues for the:
recasting the tort of defamation into two different tracks: one for public figures, who pose the highest risk of abusing the tort, and one for private plaintiffs, whose reputational interest is akin to traditional notions of reputation.
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