Defamation on social media during election campaign: Rankin decision

In Rankin c. Rankin, 2014 QCCQ 8981, which came out a few days ago, a plaintiff was awarded $10,000 in compensatory damages and $3,000 in punitive damages, after defamatory comments were made about him on Facebook and in public in the context of an election campaign. The plaintiff and the defendant are cousins and both members of the Algonquin community Abitibiwinni. Several […] Read more