Episode 9: Were the pro-Hamas rallies constitutionally protected?

On Episode 9 of Not Reserving Judgment, we update you on the latest in the Ontario Greenbelt scandal including what it might mean for Premier Doug Ford; we explain why even repugnant protests like the pro-Hamas rally in Toronto are constitutionally protected; and we discuss whether it’s really a human rights violation for your hairstylist to drop you due to your political views.

Stories and cases discussed in this week’s episode:

  • Ontario Greenbelt: Canada police probe Doug Ford land deal (BBC)
  • Instagram post advertising pro-Hamas rally (Instagram)
  • Tweet from Brad Bradford requesting Olivia Chow stop rally (X)
  • Release from Toronto Police ahead of pro-Hamas and pro-Israel rallies (Toronto Police)
  • Tweet from Michelle Lindsay about being dumped by her hairstylist (X)
  • B.C. Human Rights Tribunal rules former Mountie was discriminated against by 3rd Port Alberni bar (CTV News)
  • Tweets from TMU assistant professor of law Joshua Sealy-Harrington (X)
  • Tweets from Osgoode assistant professor of law Heidi Matthews (X)

Not Reserving Judgment is a podcast hosted by Josh Dehaas, Joanna Baron, and Christine Van Geyn brought to you by the Canadian Constitution Foundation.

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