How the Rule of Law Applies to Everyone, even Google…

The Rule of Law concept implies that every citizen is subject to the law, including law makers themselves. The judiciary is the mechanism by which average citizens can seek to apply the rule of law to other citizens, including corporations and governments, and rectify wrongs committed upon them by these defendants.

The beauty of our system is that any average citizen can petition the Court to call another party to answer for their conduct. This even includes international mega-companies like Google. Reasons for Judgment were released today by the B.C. Supreme Court in Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Jack, 2014 BCSC 1063 where Madam Justice Fenlon issued an injunction against Google, who was not even a party to the lawsuit, enjoining it from including the defendants’ websites in its search results. Her Ladyship discusses the novel issue of making such an Order against a global internet provider. The link to the reasons is here:

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