The purpose of these submissions is to respond to the Consultation Document dated May 15, 2000, entitled "Developing a Response to Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation in British Columbia". The West Coast Environmental Law Association (WCELA) has long been concerned about the harmful effects of non-meritorious litigation on the right of citizens to debate important public issues and has advocated an anti-SLAPP law for British Columbia for some time. Accordingly, WCELA congratulates the Ministry of the Attorney General for its attention to the serious concerns raised by the use of litigation to limit public participation in decision-making processes, and for embarking on the current public consultation process.
Developing a Response to Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation in British Columbia : Submissions on The Ministry of the Attorney-General's Consultation Document
Participation, Environmental movement, SLAPP, Citizens,
June 1, 2000
West Coast Environmental Law