BPC Bulletin: Supreme Court of Canada Rules on Two Ontario Defamation Cases
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled on two different defamation lawsuits: 1704604 Ontario Ltd. v. Pointes Protection Association and Bent v. Platnick.
Both lawsuits originated in Ontario, both disputes touched on issues of public importance, and both defendants used Ontario’s anti-SLAPP law.
However, only one defendant — Pointes Protection Association — successfully used the anti-SLAPP law.
In The Globe and Mail, Sean Fine reports:
At iPolitics, Leslie MacKinnon reports:
In The National, the journal of the Canadian Bar Association, Dale Smith reports:
In the Law Times, Aidan Macnab reports:
In Canadian Underwriter, Greg Meckbach reports:
Cara Faith Zwibel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association comments.
Click “SLAPPing Down Incursions on Free Expression” September 9, 2020:
Thanks go to Franke James and Grant Buckler who forwarded Web links.
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