Blog by John Miller

Not a good try

May 31st, 2011

It's unfortunate that the first time a jury got to consider Canada's new "responsible communication" defence for libel, it did not involve a journalist but a former journalist, and one who unwisely decided to act as his own lawyer.

It did not turn out well: Shareholder rights activist Bob Verdun has been ordered to pay $650,000 to a bank director after a jury decided he had defamed him. Th ...

Poll trickery

May 12th, 2011

Honestly, I hate to pick on Sun Media, but it's such an easy and deserving target.

The Sun newspapers and TV network yesterday published a dishonest and highly suspect opinion poll that said a majority of Canadians believe there should be some restrictions on abortion. Sun Media did not say who paid for the poll, just that it had been "conducted ahead of Thursday afternoon's annual March for ...