When determining responsibility for the publication of an opinion by the editor-in-chief of a news website, can the trier of fact consider individual statements as a whole?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Galloway v A.B, 2021 BCSC 2344 (CanLII):

When determining responsibility, the trier of fact must consider the broad thrust of the publication as a whole rather than minutely parsing individual statements: see Quan v. Cusson, 2009 SCC 62, at para. 30.

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