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The British Columbia Court of Appeals heard lawyers for aquaculture giant Mainstream (subsidiary of Norwegian Cermaq) and activist Don Staniford (GAAIA) in the appeal by Mainstream of the 2012 court decision in which Staniford was found not to be guilty of defamation, based on the “fair comment” principle of Canadian defamation law.

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More background via media coverage:

Answering Cermaq: Staniford Responds to Fish Farm Corp.’s BC Legal Appeal” (Gorilla Radio, 17 October)

Norsk oppdrettsgigant tar lakseaktivist til retten igjen” (Aftenposten, 16 October)
Don Staniford’s response to Cermaq’s appeal” (You Tube, 16 October)

Activist sticks to his guns in face of court appeal” (The Courier-Islander, 16 October)

B.C. salmon farming company appeals judge’s ruling in defamation case” (The Canadian Press/Ottawa Citizen, 16 October)
Cermaq Dig Deeper Hole by Appealing Lawsuit Loss” (Green Around the Gills, 16 October)

Mainstream Canada appeal Staniford ruling” (The Westerly News, 16 October)

Mainstream Canada appeals defamation decision – initial ruling against Mainstream hung on a ‘technical issue’, lawyer  says” (Intrafish, 16 October)
Mainstream Canada appeals ruling” (World Fishing & Aquaculture, 16 October)
Mainstream against Staniford” (Norwegian Fish Farmer, 16 October)

Mainstream Canada appeals defamation ruling” (Mainstream Canada, 15 October)

B.C. salmon farm appeals defamation ruling” (The Canadian Press/Metro News, 15 October)

Rafe Mair’s Landmark Free Speech Case Credited in Salmon Activist Staniford’s Victory” (Common Sense Canadian, 12 October)
Lessons from a fish farm defamation lawsuit” (West Coast Environmental Law, 12 October)

Salmon farm activist acquitted of defamation” (The Daily News, 4 October)
Mainstream defamation suit dismissed by BC Supreme Court” (The Westerly News, 4 October)

The Case of a Corporate Moron: How Cermaq Abused the Canadian Courts” (Wild Salmon First, 3 October)

Defendant odious, but still wins suit” (Times Colonist, 3 October)

Salmon activist wins defamation case” (Fish & Fly, 3 October)

Seier for Staniford/Victory for Staniford” (NJFF, 2 October)

Staniford vant over Cermaq” (Norwegian Fish Farmer, 1 October)

Stor seier for Don Staniford!/Great victory for Don Staniford!” (Green Warriors of Norway, 30 September)

Score one for the enviros” (The Vancouver Observer, 29 September)

Aktivist vant mot norsk oppdrettsgigant/Activist Wins Against Norwegian Salmon Farming Giant” (NRK, 29 September)

Salmon-farming activist wins in court” (The Canadian Press, 29 September)
Court dismisses salmon farming defamation suit” (Times Colonist, 29 September)
Activist wins defamation case launched by salmon-farming company” (The Canadian Press/Calgary Herald/Windsor Star/Ottawa Citizen/Montreal Gazette/Metro News/The Province, 29 September)
B.C. Supreme Court upholds right of anti-salmon farm activist to make defamatory remarks/ “Court upholds salmon farm foe’s right to make defamatory remarks” (The Vancouver Sun/Times Colonist, 29 September)