Such a great read. I had no idea that the laws regarding libel, etc were so different in modern countries.
While the responsible communication defence has yet to be fully tested in court, its effects will not be as evident in suits that go to trial as they will in those that are never launched—a very Canadian outcome in its modesty. Journalists will not declare American-style open season on our public figures. But, as the Rob Ford story illustrates, the responsible communication defence will allow them to venture out onto limbs too precarious to risk before.