A lot has been written about the "robocall" scandal in the last few weeks. In addition to calling for a public inquiry, opposition parties have demanded expanding the powers of Elections Canada.
Pro Bono is a monthly column written by lawyers and legal experts at Iler Campbell LLP that explores the murky legal waters activists regularly confront in doing their work.
A SLAPP is a legal battle where corporate Goliaths have a massive advantage which they can exploit to suppress criticism and ultimately discourage activism.
Attending protests may have more serious consequences for activists if proposed changes to the Identification of Criminals and the sentencing provisions in the Criminal Code are passed.