The House of Commons recently passed a private member's bill, Bill C-304, to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act, repealing Section 13, the "hate speech" clause, in its entirety.
Pro Bono is a monthly column written by lawyers and legal experts at Iler Campbell LLP that explores the murky legal waters activists regularly confront in doing their work.
A reader asked us if Canadian municipalities can pass an environmental bill of rights, as some American jurisdictions have with the help of the Community Environmental Legal Defence Fund.
Over the past 12 months, a number of pundits, academics and pollsters have suggested that support for unions and the labour movement is on the decline in Canada.
For citizens and NGOs who want to challenge environmental decisions, the biggest obstacle is usually obtaining information about the potential environmental effects of a decision or project.
A lot has been written about the "robocall" scandal in the last few weeks. In addition to calling for a public inquiry, opposition parties have demanded expanding the powers of Elections Canada.
A SLAPP is a legal battle where corporate Goliaths have a massive advantage which they can exploit to suppress criticism and ultimately discourage activism.
Attending protests may have more serious consequences for activists if proposed changes to the Identification of Criminals and the sentencing provisions in the Criminal Code are passed.