So I was looking into this, apparently the truth is a defense in most parts of Canada. Quebec is an exception, however, where you need to need to have a good reason why it's in the public interest.For all intents and purposes in this case, it is. You can't sue a newspaper for publishing true facts about you.
"If you are suing for libel in Canada, you do not need to prove that you suffered damages—you only need to prove that a false statement with a permanent record was made about you to a third party, and the court will presume that damages were suffered. If you are suing for slander, however, you usually do need to prove that damages were suffered. Proving that slander caused you financial loss is difficult, which is why slander cases are far less common than libel cases. There are a number of legal defenses against defamation:
1. You can claim that the statement was true; a true statement cannot be defamatory."
I'm really surprised someone hasn't suggested the ball waxing scam to Chris yet.