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Council unanimously endorses legislation against lawsuits targeting public participation; City wins case on infilling at Airport

[caption id="attachment_2949" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo showing height of landfilling at airport.[/caption] Council has unanimously passed a resolution asking the provincial government to reintroduce legislation to curb lawsuits that chill public participation and debate on matters of public interest. Bill 83, the Protection of Public Participation Act, would amend the libel and slander act to protect members of the public who speak out on matters of public interest from being sued by others. The act is commonly referred to as anti-SLAPP legislation, for Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation. Bill 83 would allow SLAPP suits to be dismissed at an early stage, indemnify defendants from...

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30 June