The defendants seemed to believe they were above the truth.
Then Postmedia Network Inc., Don Martin and their lawyers acted as though they were above the law.
They were wrong on both counts - as decided by Alberta’s Court of Appeal.
On May 25, 2018, the court ruled that fraudulent concealment and giving false evidence was proven after the defendants were found guilty of defamation in Kent v. Postmedia and Kent v. Martin, Canwest et al.
That verdict is a singular event in the history of Canadian journalism, politics and law. Postmedia and Martin are the first news organization and journalist to be found guilty, at trial, of defaming an election candidate.
How did it happen, and how can it be prevented from happening again?
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