Christian Advocacy Society of Greater Vancouver v. Arthur 2013 BCSC 1542

This application arose in relation to a defamation action concerning the publication of a Report authored by Joyce Arthur on behalf of the Pro-Choice Action Network. The defendants brought the application under the BC Supreme Court Civil Rule 9-7 (15)(a) on the issue of whether the defamatory content set out in the statement of claim was “of and concerning the plaintiffs” and rule 9-5(1)(a) to have paragraphs of the said claim struck for “failing to disclose a reasonable claim”. Russell J. ruled that “the plaintiffs’ action with respect to the alleged defamatory content of the Report is dismissed pursuant to R. 9-7(15) of the Rules.”