- Posted by Jennifer Saville
- On November 12, 2019
Alexi Wood and Jennifer Saville were pleased to act for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association as an intervener in two appeals before the Supreme Court of Canada. In Maia Bent, et al. v. Howard Platnick, et al. and 1704604 Ontario Limited v. Pointes Protection Association, et al. the Court was asked, for the first time, to provide needed guidance on the proper interpretation of the provisions under s. 137.1 of the Courts of Justice Act.
Wood, on behalf of the CCLA, argued that the term “public interest” ought to be given a broad meaning and that courts should not weigh the “quality” of the expression, which would only encourage courts to engage in a moral “taste test” of the expression at issue.