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Freedom of Expression Limited By G20

The G20 summit has brought our world’s most powerful leaders to Toronto. Discussion topics for the summit relate to international finance and development. Toronto will be hosting leaders from the United States, North Korea, South Korea, France and Germany, and that is just to name a few. Throughout the summit the world will be watching Toronto. The concentration of power and attention creates an ideal platform to advocate for a notable cause. Many protesters will take the opportunity to amplify their voices and be heard on the world’s stage. Will Canada’s Charter of Rights of Freedoms serve as a barrier between these protesters and potential criminal charges? Section 2(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees everyone the fundamental freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including the freedom of the press and other media of communication. The purpose of this guarantee was defined by the Supreme Court…

29 Jun 2010

Dangerous Driving & Expressing Yourself...

28 Jun 2010

The second part of our continuing look at the interaction between World Cup celebrations and the criminal justice system relates to driving motor vehicles. To recap, during the World Cup…

Ontario Government Approves Sweeping Police...

26 Jun 2010

On June 2, 2010 through an order-in-council, the Ontario government secretly approved new sweeping powers for the police. Many Toronto criminal lawyers believe that these ‘police state regulations’ have gone…

Causing a Disturbance During the World Cup

23 Jun 2010

World Cup Soccer has hit television screens across the country.  The highly anticipated event causes adrenaline rushes in fans across the globe. Soccer fans should remember that the way they…