If boycotts could change the system they'd be illegal
Mortinston, PeterPublisher: Upstream Journal, Canada
Year Published: 1996
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX14199
A ruling by the Ontario Court of Appeal says that boycotting by a grassroots group Friends of the Lubicon Lake Cree Nation of Daishowa paper products was illegal because it resulted in economic harm to the corporation. This is an example of a growing number of "SLAPP suits" Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation brought by corporations against activists.