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Lavigne v. OPSEU: Union Dues and Freedom of Association

May 24, 1990

Lavigne v. Ontario Public Service Employees Union, [1991] 2 S.C.R. 211, in which the issues were whether the use for certain political purposes of union dues paid by non-members pursuant to an agency shop or Rand formula violated the Charter’s guarantees of freedom of expression and association (the CCLA intervened in the Supreme Court of […]

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Taylor v. CHRC: Hate Speech Laws

March 31, 1989

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R. v. Keegstra: Hate Speech Laws

January 1, 1989

In this 1990 case, at issue was whether the Criminal Code provision which made it an offence to willfully promote hatred against an identifiable group constitutes a violation of the Charter’s guarantee of freedom of expression. Read CCLA’s factum before the Supreme Court of Canada Read the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision

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Zylberberg v. Sudbury Board of Education (Ontario Court of Appeal)

September 23, 1988

This case concerned whether an Ontario regulation which provided for religious exercises in public schools violated the Charter’s guarantee of freedom of conscience and religion. CCLA intervened in the Ontario Divisional Court as well as the Ontario Court of Appeal. Read CCLA’s factum before the Ontario Court of Appeal Read the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision Read […]

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CCLA v. Ontario – Minister of Education (Supreme Court of Ontario – Court of Appeal)

January 1, 1988

This case was brought by CCLA on behalf of parents within Elgin County, and concerned the teaching of religion in Ontario public schools. Read CCLA’s factum before the Court of Appeal Read more about religion in schools

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R. v. Kopyto: Scandalising the Court

September 18, 1986

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Canadian Newspapers Co. v. Attorney General (Canada): Publication of Search Warrants

January 1, 1986

Canadian Newspapers Co. Ltd. v. Attorney-General of Canada (1986), 55 O.R. (2d) 737 (H.C.), in which the issue was whether the provision in the Criminal Code limiting newspapers’ rights to publish certain information respecting search warrants violated the Charter’s guarantee of freedom of expression (the CCLA intervened in the Ontario High Court of Justice); 1986-00-00-canadian-newspapers-co-v-attorney-general-publication-of-search-warrants

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Ontario Film and Video Appreciation Society v. Ontario Board of Censors: Film Censorship

January 1, 1984

Re Ontario Film & Video Appreciation Society and Ontario Board of Censors (1984), 45 O.R. (2d) 80 (C.A.), in which the issue was whether a provincial law permitting a board to censor films violated the Charter’s guarantee of freedom of expression (the CCLA intervened in the Ontario Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal); […]

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Nova Scotia Board of Censors v. McNeil (Supreme Court of Canada)

May 20, 1975

This case concerned two issues: whether statutory provisions and regulations authorizing the Board of Censors to regulate and control the film industry in the province were intra vires the provincial legislature and whether they violated fundamental freedoms, including freedom of speech (the CCLA intervened in the Supreme Court of Canada); Read CCLA’s factum before the Supreme […]