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Quebec ruling over protest bylaw ‘narrows the powers of a municipality,’ lawyer says

Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 8:45 AM | By Luis Millan

A City of Montreal bylaw that forced protesters to provide an itinerary to police ahead of time was struck down by the Quebec Court of Appeal after it ruled that it was arbitrary, excessive and unreasonable.

The appellate court ruling, described as a “significant administrative law case,” limits the discretionary powers a municipality can confer to police and sheds light on how the Charter protection of freedom of expression applies to demonstrations, according to civil rights lawyers.

Sibel Ataogul, Melançon Marceau Grenier & Sciortino“The decision underlines...