Leenen v. CBC et al and Myers v. CBC et al.
From Ad IDEM / CMLA
September 10, 2001
CBC filed leave to appeal the decisions of the Ontario Court of Appeal on June 12 in the cases of Drs. Leenen and Myers against it for a program of the fifth estate entitled "The Heart of the Matter" broadcast in 1996. The Ontario Court of Appeal affirmed concepts of "meaning", "fair comment" "privilege" and "malice" that are contrary to earlier precedent, and very troubling for advocates of free expression. See the Leenen and Myers decisions in the Ontario Court of Appeal.