What is the difference between qualified privilege and absolute privilege?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Duncan v. Lessing, 2016 BCSC 1386 (CanLII):

The differences between qualified and absolute privilege were helpfully described by Garson J.A. in Caron v. A., 2015 BCCA 47 at paras. 14-16 [Caron] as follows:

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