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Supreme Court of Canada Answers Questions about Ontario’s Anti-SLAPP Test, Raises More about Qualified Privilege – Iris Fischer, Kaley Pulfer, and Justin Manoryk

Five years after “anti-SLAPP” legislation in Ontario, Canada (the “anti-SLAPP law”) was enacted, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) has weighed in to provide much-needed guidance in an area hampered by uncertainty. The anti-SLAPP law is aimed at discouraging claims that unduly limit expression on matters of public interest and reducing “libel chill”. It provides a route for defendants to seek to have claims involving such expression dismissed at an early stage. Continue reading

Does the “New NAFTA” (USMCA) Prevent Canada from holding Internet Platforms Accountable for Disseminating Harmful Content? – Hugh Stephens

The United States, Mexico, Canada Trade Agreement (“USMCA”) finally came into effect a few days ago, on July 1, 2020, committing the US, Canada and Mexico to the treaty provisions the three countries agreed to in the 34 chapters, four Annexes and 16 side letters that comprise the text of the Agreement. Among its many provisions is Article 19.17 (in the Digital Trade chapter) which reads, in part: Continue reading

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