by Toronto Defamation Lawyer, Gil Zvulony
The Toronto Star is reporting that Aurora mayor sues local bloggers. Apparently, the lawsuit revolves around comments made on auroracitizen.ca that criticize the mayor.
I am always concerned when I hear of a politician suing for defamation. I expect our politicians to have thicker skin than the average person. When they enter public life they should be prepared to accept harsh criticism. I think politicians should sue the electorate in the rarest of cases. This cannot be good politics. Suing the citizenry does nothing to advance democracy.