Yesterday, we noted that Environment Minister Glen Murray’s mandate letter includes no reference to a new anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit against Public Participation) law: https://www.siskinds.com/environment-minister-murrays-mandate-letter/, even though SLAPPs are often directed against environmental protection groups. A faithful reader has helpfully pointed out that, thankfully, that is because bringing the anti-SLAPP law back to the Legislature is mandated to the Attorney General:
https://www.ontario.ca/government/2014-mandate-letter-attorney-general. Note bullet three:
- Pursuing the re-introduction of legislation to protect the public from lawsuits intended to discourage public participation.
Hopefully the majority Liberal government will get an anti-SLAPP law passed swiftly. We’re optimistic. And we’re very grateful to those readers who help to keep us straight and up-to-date. This blog, and our other pro bono commitments, take up a huge amount of time, and we never have enough time to research and write about everything we would like to.