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Ontario Court of Appeal upholds free speech as it throws out trespass notice

Thursday, August 31, 2017 @ 12:39 PM | By Ian Burns

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal ruling that quashed a trespassing charge against a self-described citizen journalist for protesting on town property is being described by lawyers as a victory for free speech rights.

Annamaria Enenajor, Ruby & ShillerThe appeal in Bracken v. Fort Erie (Town) 2017 ONCA 668, released Aug. 25, stems from an incident on June 16, 2014, when Fort Erie resident Fredrick Bracken protested at Fort Erie Town Hall against a proposal to locate a medical marijuana dispensary across the street from his...