"Ignoring any of the legal grey area around downloading copyright material, bringing a suit against a person on little or no solid evidence who can not afford to properly defend themselves is bullying, borderline extortion and is categorically unacceptable in my Canada. This behaviour needs to be stopped now before it gains traction."
I'm a recent immigrant to this incredible country. And you are right. It isn't just about defending pirates/persecuting pirates (take your pick).
The tactics, and the precedents, are what this fight is about.
Damn it, THIS. IS. CANADA.
(exits stage left to the sound of Land of Hope and Glory.)