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Simpson v. Mair and WIC Radio Ltd.

This appeal concerned the free speech rights of a speaker on a matter of public interest. The defendant Mair read an editorial he had written on his radio show, in which he referred to the plaintiff on several occasions with negative comments. The BCCLA submitted that the law of defamation must be clarified, keeping in mind the court’s mandate under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, to ensure stronger and better protection for the fundamental right of freedom of expression.