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The Canadian Progressive: Ontario defends freedom of expression, passes anti-SLAPP legislation

Ontario has passed a law to counter Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs), lawsuits often used by deep-pocketed businesses to silence debate on public issues.

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Politics and its Discontents: A Lesson In Humility For The Good Lord?

While I readily admit to not having wasted my time watching Conrad Black’s interview with Toronto’s pretend-mayor, I did take special delight in the dressing-down he received at the hands of As It Happens’ Carol Off, as noted yesterday. One hopes that he learned something about real journalism from the encounter.

Today, two Star . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Lesson In Humility For The Good Lord?

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Some words for Lorraine, via Peter Cashin #nlpoli

Lorraine Michael should bear in mind that some very famous Newfoundland and Labrador politicians found themselves accused of defaming someone.

That’s really the essence of the current question of privilege Government House Leader Jerome Kennedy levelled against her last week.  Kennedy knows the law well enough to know that what she did is a matter . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Some words for Lorraine, via Peter Cashin #nlpoli

Mediabuzzard.com: Bring back the Duel…

Many people would agree that one’s right to freedom of expression also implies responsibility. That is one must also accept the fact that there are possible consequences ,e.g one’s words may impact another person’s sense of dignity.

In “polite society” libel & hate-speech laws are the preferred -or should I say the imposed- method of . . . → Read More: Mediabuzzard.com: Bring back the Duel…