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Alberta Appeal Court rules against dentist in regulatory body’s free speech complaint

Friday, August 31, 2018 @ 9:36 AM | By Ian Burns

An Alberta dentist has lost his claim against his profession’s regulatory body, with the provincial Court of Appeal saying the body’s decision to sanction him for comments he made was reasonable and not a violation of his right to freedom of expression.  

Dr. Michael Zuk is a general dentist practising in the Red Deer area, and in 2015 was found guilty of 21 of 35 professional misconduct allegations by a hearing tribunal of the Alberta Dental Association and College (ADA+C). According to court documents, the...