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Article | Ken Dickerson | January 23, 2010
“Gag Order” Silences Wheat Board, as Supreme Court Declines to Consider the Reach of the Charter

Category: The Charter, Fundamental Freedoms (Section 2)

On January 21, 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada chose not to hear the Canadian Wheat Board’s (CWB) appeal of a decision on the constitutionality of a “gag order” from […]

Article | CCS Administrator | October 19, 2018
“Purging” Facebook of Threats and Hate Speech: Is this Constitutional?

Category: The Charter, Fundamental Freedoms (Section 2)

Introduction Two women in Manitoba have been charged with uttering threats and public incitement of hatred for their Facebook comments, posted in response to the vandalism of one woman’s car.[1] The […]

Article | June 26, 2015
$150 in the Swear Jar and No @#$%&! Parties: Alberta Bylaw Prohibits Swearing, Restricts Groups

Category: The Charter, Fundamental Freedoms (Section 2)

This article was written by a law student for the general public. Introduction The Town of Taber recently passed a bylaw that has garnered national attention for restricting swearing and […]

Article | Michael Graham | August 13, 2019
A Law to Stop Politicians From Lying

Category: The Charter, Fundamental Freedoms (Section 2)

With an upcoming federal election, Canadians are preparing to decide who deserves their vote. A 2019 poll conducted for The Globe and Mail found that the biggest issue for voters […]

Article | Michael Graham | July 31, 2019
A penny for your thoughts, if we like them: Freedom of Expression on Campus Part 1

Category: The Charter, Fundamental Freedoms (Section 2)

The Progressive Conservative Government of Ontario has altered their provincial funding scheme for post-secondary institutions: 60% of funding is now tied to measurements that include the employment and pay rates […]

Article | Michael Darling | September 1, 2006
A Publisher’s Responsibility and Liability under Defamation Law

Category: The Charter, Fundamental Freedoms (Section 2)

Introduction to Defamation Law Courts have long recognised that a person’s good name is of great value and developed the common law of defamation to protect an individual’s reputation.[1] With defamation […]

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