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
To read more: http://slapp.ecosociete.org/en/pressrelease18-01-11
For further information:
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.