It’s been a while.
6 months ago, Proctorio sued me. Today I am relieved to announce that my application to toss this meritless lawsuit is scheduled to be heard in B.C. Supreme Court on April 29th and 30th, 2021. Thanks to your support, we will be putting the Protection of Public Participation Act to the test.
I am going to do everything I can to withstand and defeat this SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation). I will continue to post updates here and on Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/Linkletter) so you can follow the journey.
I have issued a new media statement, and could use your help getting the word out. Please share it with the best journalists you know. The statement is available at https://defend.linkletter.org
All my defence filings can be read at https://defence.linkletter.org. My second affidavit was just served to Proctorio. It replies to and corrects Proctorio’s response to the anti-SLAPP application we filed on October 16th when I launched this campaign. In my second affidavit, I share more about the personal impact this lawsuit and injunction have had on my freedom and well-being. It has been a very difficult time for me and my family.
My lawyer Joe Arvay, Q.C., tragically and unexpectedly passed away on December 7th, 2020. His counsel and guidance helped me through one of my life’s greatest challenges. Thank you, Joe.
Read more about Joseph J. Arvay’s honourable life: https://arvayfinlay.ca/joseph-j-arvay-oc-qc/in-memoriam
You may have noticed we’ve exceeded the goal for this campaign. I am eternally grateful for the generosity. On Christmas Eve, I wired over $50,000 to Arvay Finlay LLP, doubling my legal defence fund. John Trueman is joined by Catherine Boies Parker, Q.C., and Mark Underhill. They have my complete confidence. We will finish what Joe started. Every donation strengthens my defence, and will only be used for costs related to this lawsuit.
Between today and the hearing, millions more students will be subjected to mandatory academic surveillance by Proctorio and other “e-proctoring” companies. I urge you to listen to their voices and share them. This is our moment to work together against surveillance. Normal is up to us, and we’ve got this.
It’s been a while.