Matters Related to the Public Interest - Section 137.1(3)

AuthorDavid A. Potts; Erin Stoik
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Matters Related to the Public Interest—Section 137.1(3)
The question of whether various matters relate to the public interest has
been addressed at length by the courts. Many topics have been determined to
relate to the public interest, while in other cases the claim has been dismissed
or else not fully determined.
Expressions Relating to International Issues
Historical Conf‌lict and Relationship between Pakistan and India
DEI Films Ltd v Tiwari, 2018 ONSC 4423 at paras 46–48
Israel–Palestine and Canada’s Involvement
Lascaris v B’nai Brith Canada, 2018 ONSC 3068 at para 39; reversed on
other grounds: Lascaris v B’nai Brith Canada, 2019 ONCA 163 at para 25;
leave to appeal dismissed 2020 CanLII 76226 (SCC)
Use of Union Funds to Take Positions on Middle East Conf‌lict
CUPW v B’nai Brith Canada et al, 2020 ONSC 323 at para 22
Expressions Relating to Politics
Disputes About Political Party Membership and Governance
Progressive Conser vative Party of Ontario v Karahlios, 2017 ONSC 7696 at
paras 38–47
Disputes over Political Issues
Levant v Demelle, 2021 ONSC 1074 at paras 29–33
Rebel News v Al Jazeera Media, 2021 ONSC 1035 at paras 23–27

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