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Can I be charged, or defamation of character this?

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Hi, can I be charged for slander, or defamation of character for posting this?
liarscheatersrus.com/steven-boutilier-about-a-small-con-artist.html
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Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Debra replied 2 years ago.

I am not able to review the website, however if you can let me know whether everything you said is true then I can answer your question adequately.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi, it is true, however a lot of course could be "he said, she said" stuff. It really would help if you could go through the article and see if there is something problematic. Thank you!
Expert:  Debra replied 2 years ago.

I am not permitted to do that. We can provide general legal information but cannot analyze the facts.

You would not be charged. You could be sued. The question really is whether you could be sued successfully and a complete defence to being sued for defamation is telling the truth. Defamation is lies that harm someone's reputation.

So if you tell the truth or if you write your opinion rather than stating lies as truths then you cannot be sued successfully.