Freedom of Expression? No Thanks, we’re Canadian…

in 2008 the township of Russell Ontario passed a bylaw requiring all posted signage to be bilingual.  Embrun, ON businessman Jean-Serge Brisson (sounds awfully French to me!) challenged the law in court, believing the law violated his Right to Freedom of Expression.

For the record, I agree with Mr. Brisson.

However, Ontario’s Superior Court sided with the town, and has just upheld the bylaw.

Freedom of Expression only exists for one  of Canada’s official languages, it seems.

To add insult to injury, the Ontario Superior Court ruling also ordered Brisson and other complainants to pay the township’s legal costs.

Freedom of Expression?  No thanks, we’re Canadian.  :(

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