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Written by on January 09, 2015.

In a previous article published on this website, the strict limitation periods associated with a defamation action were discussed; particularly, the six week period for a Notice of Libel and the three month period for the commencement of an action in defamation, as is required under sections 5 and 6 of the Libel and Slander Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. L.12 of Ontario. The problem that has occurred for some is that the Internet and online defamatory comments can be posted by, and usually are posted...