In 2018 Maxine Bernier founded the People’s Party of Canada. The PPC with Bernier as its leader ran in the 2019 federal election, winning not a single seat. Maxine was not happy about our client, Warren Kinsella’s commentary about him and his party during the election. He singled out Warren’s commentary as the reason he lost his own riding and brought a defamation action seeking $325,000 in damages. Shillers, LLP successfully brought a SLAPP motion and had Bernier’s action dismissed with costs.
Back in March I had the great pleasure of acting for Todd and Wayne with co-counsel Aaron Detlor on this injunction motion. Unfortunately we lost. The Toronto Star wrote an…