Freedom of Assembly

Canada Is 6th In The World For Human Freedom

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2015 | Canada

Study editor Fred McMahon says the goal of the index is to measure the degree to which people are free to enjoy classic civil liberties.

The Law Society of Upper Canada Is Attacking Charter Freedoms

John Carpay | Posted 08.05.2015 | Canada Politics
John Carpay

The Law Society of Upper Canada -- now with the Court's approval -- won't recognize TWU's law degree solely because the person who earned that degree decided, while studying law, to join others in a religious community where people share a personal commitment to traditional marriage. Lawyers have the freedom to advocate for, and practice, their moral beliefs about sexuality. This reflects a basic respect for fundamental Charter freedoms. So why should it be any different for those seeking to enter the legal profession?

The Slow and Painful Death of Freedom in Canada

Adam Kingsmith | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada
Adam Kingsmith

Less than a generation ago, Canada was a world leader when it came to the fundamental democratic freedoms of assembly, speech and information. So perhaps it is time for us Canadians to wake up and smell the suppression -- no longer are censorships solely the purview of tin-pot dictators in far away regimes.