Defamation

Anti-SLAPP


Canadian Frontline Nurses v. Canadian Nurses Association, 2022 ONSC 7280
Vermette J.: “The Plaintiffs have been outspoken critics of prevailing public health guidance related to COVID-19, using social media platforms and attending in-person protests to disseminate their views. When a person injects themselves into public ...

Anti-SLAPP


Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada v Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 2022 BCSC 2030
The plaintiffs, Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC), and its Chief Executive Officer, Keith Henry, brought a defamation action against the CBC and one of its reporters, Jorge Barrera.  The CBC’s investigative report concerned ITAC’s ...

Anti-SLAPP


Levant v DeMelle 2022 ONCA 79
The ONCA dismissed appeals by Rebel Media and Ezra Levant.

Anti-SLAPP


The Catalyst Capital Group Inc. and Callidus Capital Corporation v. West Face Capital Inc. et al., 2021 ONSC 7957
The ONSC  has dismissed Catalyst Capital Group Inc.’s lawsuits against seven parties, including the Wall Street Journal and a rival private equity firm, West Face Capital Inc under s. 137.1. Several years ago, both Catalyst ...

Anti-SLAPP


Levant v Demelle 2021 ONSC 1074
The ONSC dismissed this defamation action, finding that the plaintiff had not led any specific evidence that any specific harm had been suffered.