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The elected officials of the municipality of Rawdon didn’t like the version of certain municipal activities posted on a local forum. The mayoress of Rawdon, a small rural municipality of under 10,000 residents, Louise Major, says she believes in freedom of speech, but that municipal affairs should be discussed at city hall and not on a public forum.
The mayoress of Rawdon and the general director, Me Jean Lacroix decided to sue 6 forum memebers $280,000 each for deffimation, 3 of these members where also served an Anton Piller order. The forum server Hostinplex.com was also named in the Quebec proceedings and in separate proceedings undertaking in Toronto.
Does the Rawdon proceeding now mean that the mayor of any city can pre-emptively seize the complete hard-drive of any private citizen because some comments are made on a website that the mayor does not like (on taxpayers money)?
Canada Superior Court (civil division)
Ontario Superior court of Justice