Is there any case law that supports the privilege of making statements that are not maliciously made?

Ontario, Canada

The following excerpt is from Pahl v. Steve Scherer Pontiac Buick GMC Ltd., 2005 CanLII 63775 (ON SCDC):

It is noted that in Hall v. Baxter, supra, when discussing such privilege at 209, it is noted that "the privilege is extended to statements though made falsely and maliciously".

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