A Charter challenge to the Law Society's mandatory Statement of Principles

On November 6, 2017, with the support of the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF), Prof. Ryan Alford of Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Law Faculty, filed an application challenging the Law Society of Upper Canada’s new requirement that all lawyers and paralegals draft a personal Statement of Principles demonstrating their "personal valuing" of equality, diversity, and inclusion and accepting an obligation to promote those values in their professional context and generally.

  • A copy of the Notice of Application is here.
  • A copy of the CCF’s Press Release is here.
  • A link to the LSUC website describing the requirement is here.

If you’re concerned about over-regulation and compelled speech, please help us defend your Charter rights!


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