Blog by John Miller

Four libel myths

July 20th, 2012


It's been 30 months since the Supreme Court reformed Canada's libel laws, allowing the "public interest responsible communication" defence.

Has that much really changed?

At the time it was hailed as a victory for freedom of expression and of the press. Journalists worried about libel chill celebrated it. But has the "responsible communication" defence actually served to protect media accused o ...

When news sucks

July 17th, 2012
"Sucks. No news. What are you people thinking?" That's a pretty devastating initial reaction to the news website just relaunched with much fanfare by Postmedia Network Inc. But you don't know the half of it.

When you consider it was supposed to be a key step in what CEO Paul Godfrey called an attempt to "create a new company for a new time,” it's a pretty sad commentary on how newspaper compan ...