What is the test for striking a pleading on the grounds that it is scandalous, frivolous or vexatious?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Lalonde v. Canadian Blood Services, 2022 ONSC 1506 (CanLII):

When considering whether to strike a pleading, or portions of a pleading, on the basis that it is “scandalous, frivolous or vexatious” the focus is on the relevance of the pleading to the cause of action or defence: Abbasbayli v. Fiera Foods Company, 2021 ONCA 95 at para 49.

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