Canadian Publishing Industry News
22 June 2021,     OTTAWA
Police chief sues Ottawa Life Magazine
Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly has filed a defamation lawsuit against Ottawa Life Magazine claiming it falsely portrayed Sloly as a corrupt, incompetent liar in an article published in March. The story was first reported in the Ottawa Citizen.

            Sloly is asking for $150,000 in damages and a court order to remove the content from the internet, claiming the article is malicious, false, and part of a “bizarre campaign” to ruin his reputation.

        The suit names the magazine, publisher Dan Donovan, and Carleton University criminologist Darryl Davies. Ottawa Life has not filed a statement of defence yet, but says it intends to vigorously defend itself.

            The article that triggered the lawsuit, titled, “Rapes and Lies — the Cancerous Misconduct at the Ottawa Police Service.”


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