The Parent, after being unable to get any satisfaction on important educational issues that he raised with the Principal, sent an email to some fellow class parentsl In the email he outlined his concerns about the ability and integrity of the Principal and put it out there that the principal should be removed from her position as she was failing in her duty of care to the children. He sent a copy to the Principal herself. He was very upset and felt very strongly about what he wrote.
In return the Principal is suing him for defamation. The matter is before the Supreme Court this week.
You have to wonder how it has been that this matter has been permitted to get this far?
If the Courts award damages to the Principal it is will set a very dangerous precedent where parents will be unable to voice their concerns without risking being sued for defamation - even if their concerns are valid and true.
This could seriously impact our freedom of speech!
Scary times ahead.