In a defamation action, can either party give evidence in proof or disproof of malicious motive in the mind of the publisher of defamatory material?

Saskatchewan, Canada


The following excerpt is from King v. Londerville, 1915 CanLII 245 (SK CA):

In 18 Hals. Laws of England, 721, I find the following: Either party may, with a view to the damages, give evidence in proof or disproof of malicious motive in the mind of the publisher of defamatory matter. And Pearson v. Lemaitre is cited as authority for the above.

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