If you’ve been accused of defamation

Myth or fact?

You aren’t liable for defamation if you can prove what you said is true.
  • Myth
  • Fact

These days, it’s easier than ever to make your thoughts and feelings public. While that’s a great thing in some ways, it can also lead to ruffled feathers. And in serious cases, it can lead to claims of defamation. Learn your rights and the steps to take if you’ve been accused of defamation.

What you should know

Defences to a defamation claim

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Who can help

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in February 2022
  • Time to read: 8 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Daniel Coles, Owen Bird Law Corporation and Christopher Morcom, Pacific Law Group

Daniel Coles
Christopher Morcom

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