Skillfully managed, it should be welcomed as a way to get to the truth.
Fact: the settlement rate for civil lawsuits in Ontario is over 96%. It’s always been about hard-nosed business negotiations.
I do not know about you, but I trust an Ontario Superior Court Justice 100 times more that I do either any politician (federal, provincial, or municipal) or the Ontario Municipal Board.
Every cent spent defending a township-wide SLAPP lawsuit is money well-spent as a way to get to the truth.
Every responsible adult knows the cheapest and best route is to call the 1st bully’s bluff.
Otherwise, you’re just advertising your own cowardice to the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. corporate bullies.