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Fighting compelled speech: challenging the LSO’s Statement of Principles

By | on Nov 08 2017

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On November 6, 2017, with the support of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, Prof. Ryan Alford of Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Law Faculty, filed an application challenging the Law Society of Upper Canada’s new requirement that all lawyers and paralegals draft a personal Statement of Principles demonstrating their “personal valuing” of equality, diversity, and inclusion and accepting an obligation to promote those values in their professional context and generally.

A copy of the amended Notice of Application can be found here (Feb 5, 2018).
A copy of the orginal Notice of Application is here.
A copy of the CCF’s Press Release is here.
A link to the LSUC website describing the requirement is here.

If you’re concerned about over-regulation and compelled speech, please help us defend your Charter rights!

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CCF Launch: November 6, 2017
Legal Jurisdiction: Ontario
Next Key Date: TBD

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