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Defamation and the internet additional guidance but no certainty
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • March 27 2012

In Barrick Gold Corporation v. Lopehandia (2004), 71 O.R. 3d 416 (Ont. C.A.), Justice Blair endorsed the view that the Internet is “potentially a medium of virtually limitless international defamation”.


Intention not required defamation coverage under a CGL: British Columbia Medical Association v. Aviva Insurance 2011 BCSC 1399
  • Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang
  • Canada
  • November 2 2011

In the recent decision of British Columbia Medical Association v. Aviva Insurance Company of Canada 2011 BCSC 1399 the Court addressed the duty to defend in the context of coverage for a defamation claim under a CGL policy and the right of an insurer to appoint and instruct defence counsel.


Michael A. Feder
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Elder C. Marques
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Vanessa Voakes
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP


James B. Musgrove
  • McMillan LLP


Graeme Hall
  • Buddle Findlay