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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

Case Law: Canada: R v Vice Media, Court Orders Vice Media to Deliver Source Communications to Police – Paul Schabas, Iris Fischer and Helen Richards

rcmp-cdn-jihadist-charged-fatah-092415In a disappointing decision in the case of R v Vice Media Canada Inc (2016 ONSC 1961) an Ontario court has upheld a production order requiring Vice Media Canada Inc. (Vice) to deliver to police communications between reporter Ben Makuch and Farah Shirdon, a Canadian believed to be fighting for ISIS. Continue reading

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