Can a corporation bring a defamation action against its officers or shareholders?

Saskatchewan, Canada

The following excerpt is from Duke v. Puts, 2001 SKQB 130 (CanLII):

The right of a corporation to bring an action in defamation concerning statements made about its officers or shareholders was confirmed in Leonard v. Wharton (1921), 20 O.W.N. 309 (S.C.C.).

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