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C. Dale Cornish

Protecting Democratic Rights in Canada

The province of British Columbia faces a growing problem. Like other areas of the world, large powerful corporations are increasingly using strategic litigation to silence, intimidate and block public participation. Unlike Quebec and Ontario, the province of BC does not have legislation to prevent the attack on civil and political rights and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms offers no protection of freedom of expression, assembly or access to justice to private parties (e.g., citizens versus corporations).