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Cartoonist wins defamation case on appeal
[Ontario Edition]
Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: Harding, Katherine
Date: Jun 1, 2001
Start Page: A.08
Section: NEWS
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The case stemmed from a presentation cartoonist Josh Beutel gave to a teachers' association in which he showed cartoons of Malcolm Ross, a former Moncton, N.B., teacher who was barred from the classroom in 1991 because of his anti-Jewish writings. The cartoon in question compared Ross to Nazi Joseph Goebbels.

In 1998, Ross sued Beutel for defamation and won. The lower court ruled that because Ross isn't a Nazi, the cartoon was libelous. It also ordered Beutel to pay Ross $7,500 in damages.

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