The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) has achieved a victory for freedom of expression in a case involving a woman in Port Colborne, Ontario, who had been ordered by her town to take down an anti-Trudeau flag she had hung on her house.
In November 2021, the city of Port Colborne ordered a resident named Melissa to take down the flag on the front of her house, which says “F*CK TRUDEAU”. The * is symbolized by a maple leaf.
The Canadian Constitution Foundation worked with counsel and Melissa to challenge the order. In response to this legal action, Port Colborne has now rescinded the order.