The BCCLA was granted leave to intervene in a lawsuit launched by Canwest MediaWorks over an alleged trademark infringement based on a mock edition of the Vancouver Sun. The publication parodied the layout of the Vancouver Sun while mocking the paper’s perceived bias in favour of the state of Israel and against Palestinians. The BCCLA will argue that the CanWest lawsuit is an attempt by CanWest to use the courts to silence satirical criticism and constrain fair comment. A trial date has not yet been set.
The BCCLA is represented by Monique Pongracic-Speier of Schroeder Speier.