Canadian Libel and Slander Actions. Roger D. McConchie and David A. Potts. Toronto, Canada: Irwin Law, 2004. 1,010 pp. $75 (Canada) pbk.
QUESTION: Do U.S. journalism educators and journalists need to know Canadian law?
This is especially true when the U.S. Supreme Court is increasingly invoking foreign and international law in its decision making.
More important, the practical value of gaining familiarity with Canadian media law as a whole and Canadian libel law particularly helps U.S. journalists and news media avoid being sued in Canada. A real-life illustration is the ongoing libel case Bangoura v. Washington Post, in which the …