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Anti-SLAPP Advisory Panel Provides Advice

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Anti-SLAPP Advisory Panel Provides Advice

McGuinty Government Receives Report

Ministry of the Attorney General

The final report by the minister's Anti-Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation (Anti-SLAPP) Advisory Panel is now available.

The report gives advice on how to prevent abusive lawsuits from being used to silence critics.

Some of the recommendations include:

  • A test for courts to quickly recognize a SLAPP suit
  • Appropriate remedies for SLAPP suits
  • Appropriate limits to the protection of anti-SLAPP legislation
  • Methods to prevent abuse of any future anti-SLAPP legislation.

The government will carefully review the report and the recommendations of the panel.

Quick Facts

  • The three-person Anti-SLAPP Advisory Panel was chaired by Mayo Moran and included Brian MacLeod Rogers and Peter Downard.
  • Quebec passed its anti-SLAPP legislation in June 2009. Approximately half of U.S. states have anti-SLAPP statutes.
  • On April 30, 2010, the Uniform Law Conference of Canada adopted a Uniform Abuse of Process Act.

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“I would like to thank the panelists for their hard work and thoughtful advice. This is a very complex issue. I will be considering their advice, along with the advice of other members of the public who wish to comment.”

Chris Bentley

Attorney General

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