Grant v. Torstar Corp., 2009 SCC 61

JurisdictionFederal Jurisdiction (Canada)
JudgeMcLachlin, Beverley; Binnie, William Ian Corneil; LeBel, Louis; Deschamps, Marie; Fish, Morris J.; Abella, Rosalie Silberman; Charron, Louise; Rothstein, Marshall; Cromwell, Thomas Albert
Citation2009 SCC 61,[2009] 3 SCR 640,[2009] SCJ No 61 (QL),183 ACWS (3d) 1173,258 OAC 285,EYB 2009-167615,314 DLR (4th) 1,204 CRR (2d) 1,79 CPR (4th) 407,JE 2010-8,397 NR 1,72 CCLT (3d) 1,[2009] CarswellOnt 7956
Date22 December 2009
Subject MatterLIBEL AND SLANDER
CourtSupreme Court (Canada)
Docket Number32932
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303 practice notes
  • Bent v. Platnick, 2020 SCC 23
    • Canada
    • Supreme Court (Canada)
    • September 10, 2020
    ...J. Applied: 1704604 Ontario Ltd. v. Pointes Protection Association, 2020 SCC 22; referred to: Grant v. Torstar Corp., 2009 SCC 61, [2009] 3 S.C.R. 640; People ex rel. Karlin v. Culkin, 162 N.E. 487 (N.Y. 1928); Botiuk v. Toronto Free Press Publications Ltd., [1995] 3 S.C.R. 3; Palmer v. The......
  • Soliman v. Bordman,
    • Canada
    • Superior Court of Justice of Ontario (Canada)
    • October 21, 2021
    ...ref’d [2017] S.C.C.A. 71; WIC Radio v. Simpson, 2008 SCC 40 at paras. 26-27. [37] WIC Radio v. Simpson, 2008 SCC 40. [38] [2009] 3 S.C.R. 640. [39] [1969] 2 Q.B. 375 [40] Grist v. TruGrp Inc., 2021 ONCA 309; Sokoloff v. Tru-Path Occupational Therapy Services Ltd, 2020 ONCA 730 at par......
  • R. v. J.J., 2022 SCC 28
    • Canada
    • Supreme Court (Canada)
    • June 30, 2022
    ...(A.) v. Ryan, [1997] 1 S.C.R. 157; WIC Radio Ltd. v. Simpson, 2008 SCC 40, [2008] 2 S.C.R. 420; Grant v. Torstar Corp., 2009 SCC 61, [2009] 3 S.C.R. 640; McKitty v. Hayani, 2019 ONCA 805, 439 D.L.R. (4th) 504; Thomson Newspapers Ltd. v. Canada (Director of Investigation and Research, Restri......
  • Crookes et al. v. Newton, [2011] N.R. TBEd. OC.025
    • Canada
    • Canada (Federal) Supreme Court (Canada)
    • December 7, 2010
    ...constitutes - Internet (world wide web) - [See Libel and Slander - Topic 1941 ]. Cases Noticed: Grant et al. v. Torstar Corp. et al., [2009] 3 S.C.R. 640; 397 N.R. 1; 258 O.A.C. 285; 2009 SCC 61, refd to. [paras. 1, Gaskin v. Retail Credit Co., [1965] S.C.R. 297, refd to. [paras. 15, 55]. M......
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246 cases
  • Bent v. Platnick, 2020 SCC 23
    • Canada
    • Supreme Court (Canada)
    • September 10, 2020
    ...J. Applied: 1704604 Ontario Ltd. v. Pointes Protection Association, 2020 SCC 22; referred to: Grant v. Torstar Corp., 2009 SCC 61, [2009] 3 S.C.R. 640; People ex rel. Karlin v. Culkin, 162 N.E. 487 (N.Y. 1928); Botiuk v. Toronto Free Press Publications Ltd., [1995] 3 S.C.R. 3; Palmer v. The......
  • Soliman v. Bordman,
    • Canada
    • Superior Court of Justice of Ontario (Canada)
    • October 21, 2021
    ...ref’d [2017] S.C.C.A. 71; WIC Radio v. Simpson, 2008 SCC 40 at paras. 26-27. [37] WIC Radio v. Simpson, 2008 SCC 40. [38] [2009] 3 S.C.R. 640. [39] [1969] 2 Q.B. 375 [40] Grist v. TruGrp Inc., 2021 ONCA 309; Sokoloff v. Tru-Path Occupational Therapy Services Ltd, 2020 ONCA 730 at par......
  • R. v. J.J., 2022 SCC 28
    • Canada
    • Supreme Court (Canada)
    • June 30, 2022
    ...(A.) v. Ryan, [1997] 1 S.C.R. 157; WIC Radio Ltd. v. Simpson, 2008 SCC 40, [2008] 2 S.C.R. 420; Grant v. Torstar Corp., 2009 SCC 61, [2009] 3 S.C.R. 640; McKitty v. Hayani, 2019 ONCA 805, 439 D.L.R. (4th) 504; Thomson Newspapers Ltd. v. Canada (Director of Investigation and Research, Restri......
  • Crookes et al. v. Newton, [2011] N.R. TBEd. OC.025
    • Canada
    • Canada (Federal) Supreme Court (Canada)
    • December 7, 2010
    ...constitutes - Internet (world wide web) - [See Libel and Slander - Topic 1941 ]. Cases Noticed: Grant et al. v. Torstar Corp. et al., [2009] 3 S.C.R. 640; 397 N.R. 1; 258 O.A.C. 285; 2009 SCC 61, refd to. [paras. 1, Gaskin v. Retail Credit Co., [1965] S.C.R. 297, refd to. [paras. 15, 55]. M......
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10 firm's commentaries
  • Court Of Appeal Summaries (December 9 – December 13, 2019)
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • December 17, 2019
    ...simply quarreled with the motion judge's application of the factors involved in a Grant v. Torstar Corp. analysis: 2009 SCC 61, [2009] 3 S.C.R. 640. That was not a sufficient basis to attract appellate intervention. Leeds Standard Condominium Corporation No. 41 v. Fuller, 2019 ONCA 987 [Pep......
  • Court Of Appeal Summaries (May 16, 2022 ' May 20, 2022)
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • May 23, 2022
    ...137.1, 1704604 Ontario Ltd. v. Pointes Protection Association, 2020 SCC 22, 449 D.L.R. (4th) 1, Grant v. Torstar Corp., 2009 SCC 61, [2009] 3 S.C.R. 640, Sokoloff v. Tru-Path Occupational Therapy Services Ltd., 2020 ONCA 730, 153 O.R. (3d) 20, Raymond J. Pilon Enterprises Ltd. v. Village Me......
  • Hail To The Chief: McLachlin C.J.C. Becomes Canada’s Longest-Serving Chief Justice
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • September 23, 2013
    ...LLP, 2013 SCC 39, which unanimously revisted the "bright line" conflicts rule for lawyers and their clients; Grant v. Torstar Corp., [2009] 3 S.C.R. 640, which modified the traditional law of defamation to recognize the defence of "responsible communication"; Canada Trustco. Mortgage Compan......
  • Court Of Appeal Summaries (December 19 – December 23, 2016)
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • January 5, 2017
    ...Holding: Appeal dismissed. Reasoning: The court referred to the Supreme Court decision of Grant v. Torstar Corp., 2009 SCC 61, [2009] 3 S.C.R. 640 which explains that the protection of free speech is not intended to be at the expense of a wrongfully defamed person's ability to obtain a civi......
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46 books & journal articles
  • Table of Cases
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Constitutional Law. Fifth Edition Conclusion
    • August 3, 2017
    ...no 1365 (CA), aff’d [2002] 4 S.C.R. 42, 2002 SCC 84 .................................................418, 461 Grant v. Torstar Corp., [2009] 3 S.C.R. 640, 2009 SCC 61 ................................ 428 Great West Saddlery v. The King, [1921] 2 A.C. 91, 58 D.L.R. 1, 1 W.W.R. 1034 (P.C.) ........
  • Freedom of the press as a discrete constitutional guarantee.
    • Canada
    • McGill Law Journal Vol. 59 No. 2, December - December 2013
    • December 1, 2013
    ...assistance. (1) Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Part I of the Constitution Act, 1982, being Schedule B to the Canada Act 1982 (UK), 1982, c 11 [Charter] ("freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication," s 2(b)). (2) Se......
  • Table of cases
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Archive The Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Sixth Edition
    • June 22, 2017
    ...251, 380 Granovsky v Canada, [2000] 1 SCR 703, 186 DLR (4th) 1 .................. 397−98, 399 Table of Cases 489 Grant v Torstar Corp, [2009] 3 SCR 640, 2009 SCC 61 ...................... 111, 198−99 Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority v Canadian Federation of Students — British Colu......
  • Public Interest: Legislation and Caselaw
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Guide to the Law and Practice of Anti-SLAPP Proceedings Part IV. The Threshold Burden on the Defendant
    • June 13, 2022
    ...(at para. 31) and that therefore a “broad scope of protection” is preferable (para. 29). [27] In Grant v. Torstar Corp ., 2009 SCC 61, [2009] 3 S.C.R. 640, this Court considered the question of how public interest in a matter is to be established. While that case concerned the defence of re......
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