What is a SLAPP suit?

For answers to this and related questions about "Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation" please see the three-page fact sheet (linked below as a PDF file) prepared by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression. It concerns Bill 52, introduced in the Ontario Legislature in December of 2014 and addresses the following questions:

  • What is a SLAPP suit?
  • How would Bill 52 change the civil litigation process?
  • When would a case be dismissed?
  • What Bill 52 will and won't do

(last updated: Januar7, 2015)

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