Banro Corporation SLAPP Suit for $5 Million - Publisher Écosociété and the authors of Noir Canada take the case to Supreme Court

MONTREAL, Jan. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - The Supreme Court of Canada has accepted to hear the motion of Éditions Écosociété and the authors of the book Noir Canada to repatriate to Quebec the proceedings instituted against them by Banro Corporation in the Superior Court of Ontario. They were first sued in Quebec for libel by Barrick Gold for $6 million. To date, 272 Canadian university professors have signed a petition in support of Éditions Écosociété and the authors of Noir Canada, appealing to the Ontario government that it adopts an anti-SLAPP law. The book Noir Canada gives an account of the controversial role of Canadian corporations in Africa based exclusively on previously-known international documentation.

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Source: Éditions Écosociété
Contact: Michel Seymour, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Montreal, in charge of a professor's petition, 514-462-8733 or 514-343-5933.