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'Statement of principles' requirements latest attack on free expression | Sam Goldstein

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ 11:38 AM | By Sam Goldstein

When the revolution comes, Shakespeare predicted, it would be us, the lawyers who would be the first people up against the wall. The only thing is the revolution is already taking place and it is we, the lawyers, who are leading it.

We all know by now that the Law Society of Upper Canada requires us to have a “statement of principles” on hand in case they want to virtue test us. Some lawyers continue to think that’s not a problem even if the Supreme Court...