Protect Public Participation in British Columbia

SLAPPs (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) aim to penalise citizens for participating in public affairs and to deter others. The purpose of such lawsuits is not to have the case heard by a judge (who would dismiss it), but rather to force the critic to either shut up, or pay substantial costs (hence the term “strategic”) to take the matter to court. Like Ontario and Quebec, we need an express statutory right to communicate on matters of public interest.

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  • Adam Clarke
    commented 2017-03-10 07:28:49 -0800
    Thank-you for your support. Please encourage those you know to post their SLAPP stories. Sharing tragedy is an important part of bringing about real change.
  • Adam Clarke
    tagged this with Important 2017-03-10 07:28:48 -0800
  • Jan Slakov
    commented 2017-03-09 08:20:31 -0800
    I know people who have had to deal with legal costs and headaches as a result of speaking out about inappropriate development and then getting hit with a SLAPP suit. These are VERY corrosive of democracy and need to be prohibited.
  • Jan Slakov
    tagged this with Important 2017-03-09 08:20:31 -0800
  • Adam Clarke
    published this page in Make a suggestion 2017-02-10 00:51:29 -0800
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