B.W. (Brad) Blair v. Premier Doug Ford, 2020 ONSC 7100

JurisdictionOntario
JudgeJustice Edward P. Belobaba
Citation2020 ONSC 7100
Docket NumberCV-19-616339
CourtSuperior Court of Justice of Ontario (Canada)
Date15 December 2020
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24 practice notes
  • Commencement of an Anti-SLAPP Motion -Section 137.2(1)
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Guide to the Law and Practice of Anti-SLAPP Proceedings Part VIII. Procedural Rules
    • June 13, 2022
    ...2021 ONSC 1074 • Rebel News v Al Jazeera Media , 2021 ONSC 1035 • Nanda v McEwan , 2020 ONCA 431 • BW (Brad) Blair v Premier Doug Ford , 2020 ONSC 7100 • Bullard v Rogers Media Inc , 2020 ONSC 3084 • Di Franco v Bueckert , 2020 ONSC 1954 • Levant v Day , 2019 ONCA 244 • Bondield Constructio......
  • Table of Cases
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Guide to the Law and Practice of Anti-SLAPP Proceedings Part IX. Procedural Issues in Anti-SLAPP Motions
    • June 13, 2022
    ...ONSC 5385 ....................................................................................... 35 BW (Brad) Blair v Premier Doug Ford, 2020 ONSC 7100 ....................70, 87, 96, 107, 131, 152, 175, 221, 296–97, 401, 434–35, 473, 479 BW (Brad) Blair v Premier Doug Ford, 2021 ONSC 695 ......
  • Matters Related to the Public Interest - Section 137.1(3)
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Guide to the Law and Practice of Anti-SLAPP Proceedings Part IV. The Threshold Burden on the Defendant
    • June 13, 2022
    ...relevant to the public interest) Comments by the Premier of Ontario about a Senior Public Servant • BW (Brad) Blair v Premier Doug Ford , 2020 ONSC 7100 at paras 18–21 A frequent subcategory of cases of political expressions relating to matters of public interest arise out of expressions ma......
  • Judicial Screening
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Guide to the Law and Practice of Anti-SLAPP Proceedings Part II. The Legislation and Its Objectives
    • June 13, 2022
    ...Judicial Screening | 87 • Sokolof v Tru-Path Occupational Therapy Services Ltd , 2020 ONCA 730 • BW (Brad) Blair v Premier Doug Ford , 2020 ONSC 7100 • Schwartz & Red Lake Outitters v Collette , 2020 ONSC 6580 • Niu v Cao , 2020 ONSC 5407 • Di Franco v Bueckert , 2020 ONSC 1954 • Levant v D......
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5 cases
  • Mizzi v. Cavanagh,
    • Canada
    • Superior Court of Justice of Ontario (Canada)
    • March 3, 2021
    ...See also: Subway Franchise Systems of Canada, Inc. v. Canadian Broadcasting Corp., 2021 ONCA 26; B.W. (Brad) Blair v. Premier Doug Ford, 2020 ONSC 7100; Zoutman v. Graham, 2019 ONSC 2834, affd. 2020 ONCA 767. [10] Hopkins v. Kay, 2014 ONSC 321; Jones v. Tsige, 2012 ONCA 32. [11] 2012 ONCA 3......
  • Hotspot Auto Parts v. Thompson,
    • Canada
    • Superior Court of Justice of Ontario (Canada)
    • January 20, 2022
    ...the comment was not actuated by express malice: B.W. (Brad) Blair v. Premier Doug Ford, 2020 ONSC 7100, at para. [45]           The Defendant argues that the impugned comments are based on fact.  The comment that Hotspot was not a good ......
  • Levant v. Demelle, 2021 ONSC 1074
    • Canada
    • Superior Court of Justice of Ontario (Canada)
    • February 16, 2021
    ...Demelle have no real prospect of success.  [44]        In V.(W.) Brad Blair v. Premier Doug Ford, 2020 ONSC 7100 (CanLII) Justice Belobaba held that a “real prospect of success” is less than “a likelihood of a success” but ......
  • Rebel News v. Al Jazeera Media, 2021 ONSC 1035
    • Canada
    • Superior Court of Justice of Ontario (Canada)
    • February 16, 2021
    ...Jazeera have no real prospect of success.  [48]        In V.(W.) Brad Blair v. Premier Doug Ford, 2020 ONSC 7100 (CanLII) Justice Belobaba held that a “real prospect of success” is less than “a likelihood of a success” but ......
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5 firm's commentaries
  • The Most Important Cases For Personal Injury Lawyers
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • May 5, 2021
    ...Protection, 2020 SCC 22, 2020 (&lldquo;Pointes") and Bent v Platnick, 2020 SCC 23 ("Bent"). 2. B.W. (Brad) Blair v Premier Doug Ford, 2020 ONSC 7100 per Belobaba J. ("Blair") 3. Pointes, supra, at note 1, paragraphs 2 and 3 4. R.S.O. 1990, c. C.43 5. 2020 ONCA 447 6. S.O. 2002, c.24, Sched.......
  • City Politicians Succeed In Getting Defamation Claim Against Them Dismissed
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • June 13, 2022
    ...to report on an ongoing public debate in the circumstances. This case is similar to the recent decision of the court in Blair v. Ford, 2020 ONSC 7100 (CanLII) in which a motion judge, upheld by the Court of Appeal for Ontario, leave to appeal refused by the Supreme Court of Canada, also dis......
  • City Politicians Succeed In Getting Defamation Claim Against Them Dismissed
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • June 13, 2022
    ...to report on an ongoing public debate in the circumstances. This case is similar to the recent decision of the court in Blair v. Ford, 2020 ONSC 7100 (CanLII) in which a motion judge, upheld by the Court of Appeal for Ontario, leave to appeal refused by the Supreme Court of Canada, also dis......
  • Defamation Action Against Ontario Premier Dismissed Under Courts Of Justice Act
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • January 29, 2021
    ...participation or anti-SLAPP legislation. In a 16-page judgment, the Honourable Justice Belobaba dismissed the former officer's action ( 2020 ONSC 7100). The governing Section 137.1 of the CJA was first introduced into Ontario law in 2015 under the Protection of Public Participation Act, 201......
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14 books & journal articles
  • Commencement of an Anti-SLAPP Motion -Section 137.2(1)
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Guide to the Law and Practice of Anti-SLAPP Proceedings Part VIII. Procedural Rules
    • June 13, 2022
    ...2021 ONSC 1074 • Rebel News v Al Jazeera Media , 2021 ONSC 1035 • Nanda v McEwan , 2020 ONCA 431 • BW (Brad) Blair v Premier Doug Ford , 2020 ONSC 7100 • Bullard v Rogers Media Inc , 2020 ONSC 3084 • Di Franco v Bueckert , 2020 ONSC 1954 • Levant v Day , 2019 ONCA 244 • Bondield Constructio......
  • Table of Cases
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Guide to the Law and Practice of Anti-SLAPP Proceedings Part IX. Procedural Issues in Anti-SLAPP Motions
    • June 13, 2022
    ...ONSC 5385 ....................................................................................... 35 BW (Brad) Blair v Premier Doug Ford, 2020 ONSC 7100 ....................70, 87, 96, 107, 131, 152, 175, 221, 296–97, 401, 434–35, 473, 479 BW (Brad) Blair v Premier Doug Ford, 2021 ONSC 695 ......
  • Matters Related to the Public Interest - Section 137.1(3)
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Guide to the Law and Practice of Anti-SLAPP Proceedings Part IV. The Threshold Burden on the Defendant
    • June 13, 2022
    ...relevant to the public interest) Comments by the Premier of Ontario about a Senior Public Servant • BW (Brad) Blair v Premier Doug Ford , 2020 ONSC 7100 at paras 18–21 A frequent subcategory of cases of political expressions relating to matters of public interest arise out of expressions ma......
  • Judicial Screening
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Guide to the Law and Practice of Anti-SLAPP Proceedings Part II. The Legislation and Its Objectives
    • June 13, 2022
    ...Judicial Screening | 87 • Sokolof v Tru-Path Occupational Therapy Services Ltd , 2020 ONCA 730 • BW (Brad) Blair v Premier Doug Ford , 2020 ONSC 7100 • Schwartz & Red Lake Outitters v Collette , 2020 ONSC 6580 • Niu v Cao , 2020 ONSC 5407 • Di Franco v Bueckert , 2020 ONSC 1954 • Levant v D......
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