Toronto lawyer and mediator Howard Winkler tells various news outlets that in his view CTV’s reporting on former provincial conservative Leader Patrick Brown represents the “most egregious” defamation in Canadian history. See Global News, Sun Media, Toronto Star, Yahoo News
Brown has launched an $8-million action against CTV, claiming the broadcaster defamed him by airing a news report detailing allegations of sexual misconduct by two women. Brown denied the claims but was forced to resign his leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative party.
“Regrettably, it is unlikely that the harm done by CTV will ever be fully repaired,” Winkler told Global News.
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