Zaki v. University of Manitoba Ruling


In a stunning Court decision, on August 6, 2021, the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench decided that the University of Manitoba was biased and neglected the Charter rights of Zaki when it expelled him last summer after students filed anonymous complaints against him because he shared his beliefs on social media. In a landmark decision, the Court determined that, from this time forward, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms applies to Manitoba universities when they discipline students. This will help all students from being persecuted for their deeply held beliefs and opinions and encourage the University of Manitoba to act as the bastion of free speech that it should be.