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considered to be copywritten materials, I have censored myself and The
Skeptic Tank by deleting any and all possible text files which describes
the cult's hidden mythologies. I have elected to quote just a bit of the
questionable text according to the "Fair Use" legal findings afforded to
those who report. - Fredric L. Rice, The Skeptic Tank, 09/Sep/95
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Canada court upholds libel suit against Scientology
North American News Report
July 20, 1995 17:53 E.T.
OTTAWA (Reuter) - Canada's Supreme Court Thursday upheld a
million-dollar libel award against the Church of Scientology in a
case that saw writers and news organizations siding with the
Casey Hill, a former Ontario prosecutor, sued the Church of
Scientology for accusing him of acting improperly in connection
with a raid on church offices in Toronto in 1983.
Journalists, writers and newspaper groups pressing for free speech
had backed the church in arguing for laxer rules on defamation, but
the court upheld the $1.6 million Canadian ($1.2 million U.S.)
award in favor of Hill. It is believed to be the largest libel
award ever made in Canada.
"Reputation is an integral and fundamentally important aspect of
every individual; it exists for everyone quite apart from
employment," the majority ruled.
"The fact that persons are employed by the government does not mean
that their reputation is automatically divided into two parts, one
related to their personal life and the other to their employment
Lawyers said at the time of the original award in 1991 that it was
the biggest ever assessed by a Canadian jury. A legal source said
he believed that was still the case.