Legal proceedings are costly and can be untenable for those actively involved in public debate. Anti‑SLAPP legislation provides a mechanism to protect this kind of debate from being silenced.
freedom of expression
In criticizing MP Megan Leslie, MP James Bezan appears to believe that supporting freedom of expression implies that one also supports the content of what is said, a logical and democratic fallacy.
Stephen Harper's strong condemnation of individuals who criticize Israel's policies raises serious concerns about his government's commitment to protecting political speech in Canada.
David J. Climenhaga
Of course, when a government uses Section 33 of the Charter, its intentions are made obvious to all.
Sep 20, 2013 to Sep 21, 2013
Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
55 Dundas St WToronto , ON
Canada43° 39' 21.4884" N, 79° 22' 57.054" W
Each year the Canadian Civil Liberties Association’s RightsWatch Conference brings together a wide variety of stakeholders and community members.
Although federal public servants have always had a limited right to freedom of expression, certain employees have been subjected to increasingly strict policies which govern their behaviour.
Nov 26, 2012
SFU Harbour Ctr. Campus
515 W. Hastings St.Vancouver
Canada49° 17' 4.8012" N, 123° 6' 44.7768" W
Public Lecture with Nathalie Des Rosiers -General Counsel, Canadian Civil Liberties Association.
In August 2012, members of an activist group distributing their newspaper at a Skytrain station were arrested and had their material confiscated.
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.
After "sh*t homophobic people say," more real sh*t is hitting the fan: the crazy sh*t you can't say on campus about Israel because of intimidation, censorship and legal threats.