PROTECTING RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS IN CANADA

Defending People of Principle

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Rights and Freedoms Advocate is a charity dedicated to providing legal representation to those whose rights and freedoms are threatened.

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AN ADVOCATE FOR YOU

Opinions

If it is important to you that individuals have the right to freedom of expression so they can share their opinions openly, the Advocate

is for you.

Beliefs

If it is important to you that individuals have the right to freedom of religion, so they can hold and disseminate their beliefs, the Advocate is for you.

Rights

If it is important to you that individuals are not punished in workplaces or on college campuses because they share “incorrect” beliefs or opinions, the Advocate is for you.

Freedoms

If it is important to you that government is prohibited from compelling your speech, telling you what you can and cannot say, the Advocate is for you.

RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS

Our mission is to advocate for people of principle who are threatened with breaches to their rights and freedoms. 

Our courts have said that, “Liberty in this (expression) is little less vital to man's mind and spirit than breathing is to his physical existence.” Yet, many across the country are experiencing persecution simply because their messages are deemed unacceptable.

 

Switzman v. Elbling, [1957] SCR 285

"Freedom can be primarily characterized by the absence of coercion or constraint. If a person is compelled by the state or the will of another to a course of action or inaction which he would not otherwise have chosen, he is not acting of his own volition and he cannot be said to be truly free."

 

R. v. Big M Drug Mart Ltd., [1985] 1 SCR 295

 

“A state of society where men may not speak their minds cannot long endure.”

- Winston Churchill.