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Journal: Quebec Canada Wants to pass SLAPP Law (Bill 9)

Journal by lsatenstein
The Montreal Gazette of 8 April 2009, Page A8 reports that a bill was tabled before the provincial parliament to halt abusive suits. The anti-SLAPP law, designed to protect people and groups from abusive, costly lawsuits, was introduced in the National Assembly yesterday. The demand for anti-SLAPP legislation began in the province after AIM Inc, a Montreal-based metals company, sued environmentalists for $5 million after they complained AIM was illegally polluting the Etchemin River, near Quebec City.

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It would be great if this law was passed in each of the United States, or was adopted as a Federal law. It could be applied to certain companies who are forcing bankruptcy of individuals and students.

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