In 2017, I commenced a defamation action against B’nai Brith Canada after it repeatedly and falsely accused me of ‘advocating on behalf of’ and ‘supporting’ terrorists.
B’nai Brith responded to my lawsuit by filing a motion to dismiss under Ontario’s relatively new anti-SLAPP legislation (“SLAPP” stands for “strategic lawsuits against public participation”).
In June 2018, a motions judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice granted B’nai Brith’s motion to dismiss.
I subsequently appealed that decision to the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Today, the Ontario Court of Appeal allowed my appeal. The Court’s reasons for allowing my appeal can be found here.
As I explained in my affidavit in opposition to B’nai Brith’s motion to dismiss, I have an extensive and unambiguous record of opposition to violence, and particularly violence directed at innocent civilians.
Despite this fact, B’nai Brith has never retracted or apologized for its false and defamatory accusations against me.
I am therefore grateful that the Court of Appeal has permitted me to have my day in Court.