Does Charter protect ad hominem attacks? | Sam Goldstein

By Sam Goldstein (June 27, 2023, 12:00 PM EDT) -- Explaining why his government had passed anti-SLAPP legislation, David Eby, B.C.’s then attorney general, told a radio host: "In this rough and tumble public debate on the issues of the day we don't want people to feel like they have to be too dainty about it, because they're worried, they're going to get sued.” Boy, was he wrong. The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in the latest anti-SLAPP lawsuit, Hansman v. Neufeld [2023] S.C.J. No. 14, shows how wrong Eby turned out to be....
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