A Burnaby, B.C. pipeline critic and retiree who was hit with a multi-million-dollar lawsuit by Kinder Morgan last fall is renewing his battle —this time in the B.C. legislature, with the provincial NDP introducing a so-called ‘anti-SLAPP lawsuit’ bill on Tuesday in Victoria.
“I think the NDP took up my cause once again, because they realize, that [corporate] law suits [against protesters] are a fundamental infringement on our democratic rights,“ Dutton told theNational Observer.
"They represent a clear and present danger to all the rights we take for granted,” he added.
The bill, if passed, would give B.C. judges greater powers to evaluate and punish corporations seeking to use the courts to maliciously advance merit-less legal attacks to silence or bankrupt their opponents.