2014 ONSC 2516

In 2014 ONSC 2516, Mr. K applied for an order to charge his nephew with defamatory libel for comments he posted on Facebook that stated Mr. K had contributed to his wife’s death, that he had acted dishonestly in a land dispute, that he was impoverished and his family had disowned him, and that a complaint had been made to the police about Mr. K. The court held that the statements did not meet the threshold of criminal libel and dismissed the application.


Criminal Offence(s): Defamatory Libel