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2017 May 31
Leduc c Houda-Pepin, 2017 QCCQ 5661

The Quebec Court (Civil Chamber) awarded $20,000 compensatory damages and $4,000 punitive damages to the mayor of a large city in Quebec over defamatory allegations published by the defendant in a letter to a local newspaper and on the defendant’s own website.  Eventually, over a million people came to learn of these allegations.