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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Small Dead Animals Libel's NDP MP

So over at Small Dead Animals "Kate the Krazy" has crossed the line. She has fabricated a quote from Peggy Nash NDP MP. Kate claims that Ms. Nash said, quote, "Death to Jews".

Of course, Ms. Nash said nothing of the sort.

Here is a screen shot of the site:

And some reading for you from wikipedia:

As with most Commonwealth jurisdictions, Canada also follows English law on defamation issues (although the law in the province of Quebec has different roots). At common law, defamation covers any communication that tends to lower the esteem of the subject in the minds of the ordinary members of the public (Murphy v. LaMarsh (1970), 73 W.W.R. 114). The perspective measuring the esteem is highly contextual, and depends on the view of the potential audience of the communication.