Ontario: the running of the notice period for libel

Section 5(1) of the Libel and Slander Act provides the notice requirement for an action in libel in a newspaper: No action for libel in a newspaper or in a broadcast lies unless the plaintiff has, within six weeks after the alleged… Continue Reading

Ontario: limitation defences and r. 21

In Salewski v. Lalonde, the Court of Appeal casts doubt on whether there is any circumstance where r. 21.01(1)(a) is appropriate for determining a limitations issue except where pleadings have closed and the facts are undisputed: [45]      However, the basic… Continue Reading