Wilderness Committee back in court to fight Taseko’s defamation charge

The Wilderness Committee, a non-profit organization dedicated to protect Canadian wilderness, was back in court today for the hearing of the final arguments in the defamation lawsuit brought by Taseko Mining Limited.

Taseko sued the Wilderness Committee in 2012 over comments made in the organization’s website during a public comment period for Taseko’s proposed New Prosperity Mine.

Taseko believes that the comments published by the committee in its website and Facebook page were defamatory in that they were understood to mean that the mining company was, among others, “environmentally irresponsible” and “a poor corporate citizen.”

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