SLAPPs, Speech, and Standing Up for Equality

In Rights by poladmin

If you were threatened with a costly defamation lawsuit, would that stop you from speaking out about issues that matter to you?
At CCLA, we believe that defamation law should not be allowed to discourage people from participating in democratic discussion and debate. That’s the message we are bringing to the Supreme Court of Canada on October 11, 2022, in the Hansman v Neufeld appeal.
The appeal stems from a debate in British Columbia about SOGI 123, a package of resources for teachers intended to introduce students to issues of sexual orientation and gender identity in age-appropriate ways. Barry

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