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Make 2013 a good year for free speech

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt | October 24, 2013

The threat of massive lawsuits is scaring Ontarians into silence. And our political parties all agree we urgently need legislative action to prevent this scourge to free speech known as SLAPP suits – that’s “Strategic Lawsuits Against...

More groups express support for Greenpeace in face of Resolute’s $7 million lawsuit

Blog entry by Richard Brooks | June 27, 2013

We on the Greenpeace forest campaign team are feeling inspired this week. Since we made public our response to Resolute’s attempt to intimidate us into silence through a $7,000,000 lawsuit, the number of organizations supporting us has...

Greenpeace joins call for action on intimidation lawsuits

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt | October 15, 2012 2 comments

Greenpeace today joined environmental groups endorsing a proposed new law that would defend Ontarians’ rights to speak out on issues of public interest without fear of high-cost lawsuits meant to intimidate them. Hours before the...

Quebec government hires mediator because it can't talk to Resolute

Blog entry by Richard Brooks | September 17, 2013

News today is that the Quebec government which owns the vast public forests of province, which sets the laws and regulations, which oversees how businesses operates, which sets the rules... is having a difficult time talking to ...

History Repeating: Marineland Canada, Marineland Animal Defense and SLAPP Suits

Blog entry by Guest: Dylan Powell, Marineland Animal Defense | September 18, 2013 4 comments

On 23 May, Greenpeace was served a $7 million lawsuit by logging giant Resolute Forest Products. We believe this is a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP) . This type of lawsuit burdens Greenpeace with massive...

Bill 83 to protect free speech “a priority” for Kathleen Wynne

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Forest Campaigner | February 11, 2014

With the Ontario legislature set to get back to work in one week, not long after Valentine’s day, Premier Kathleen Wynne showed some love for Bill 83 on Reddit today, describing the key free speech legislation as “a priority” of her...

Ontario must ban SLAPP suits to protect free speech

Blog entry by Peter Jacobsen, Toby Mendel, Shane Moffatt, Cara F | November 8, 2013

Published today on the Toronto Star . Ontario must ban SLAPP suits to protect free speech By:  Peter Jacobsen, Toby Mendel, Shane Moffatt, Cara Faith Zwibel  Freedom of expression and democracy are being undermined in...

Resolute Forest Products will not tolerate dissent, job posting, lawsuit suggest

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Forest Campaigner | February 14, 2014 2 comments

The mask has slipped. Resolute Forest Products made a rare public misstep lately when the company advertised for the position of Specialist in Social Media and Public Affairs . Remarkably, the prospective candidate is explicitly...

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