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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 (CCF), Prof. Ryan Alford of Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Law Faculty, filed an application challenging the Law Society of Ontario’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.

On Oct 25, 2018 the Notice of Application was amended to add Toronto lawyer Murray Klippenstein as a co-applicant. Read the release here.

A copy of the latest amended Notice of Application can be found here (Oct 25, 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 Law Society website describing the requirement is here.

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

To follow this case closer, see our standalone campaign website at No Forced Speech.


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

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