The state-funded Canadian media has been ordered to pay $295,017 in legal fees, as well as $1,659,403 in damages for libel. 

Justice Rempel, who wrote the decision against the state-funded media, said the CBC “failed in its “obligation to report the facts in a fair, balanced and responsible manner”.

“The CBC took very strong positions during the course of the trial that were not supported by the facts as I found them”, Rempel added. 

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