Ontario ponders anti-SLAPP law

Big business will launch Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) against community/advocacy groups which oppose their plans. The point is intimidation, and since public meetings/criticisms can involve colorful language stretching libel laws, sometimes they are effective in shutting down opposition. Quebec has anti-SLAPP legislation, now Ontario is considering it; every province should have it.

CBC, August 16 2010


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