CALGARY: The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) has filed a notice of application for judicial review challenging a Calgary bylaw that prohibits certain types of protests near city libraries and recreation centres.
“The Calgary protest ban bylaw violates core democratic rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly guaranteed by the Charter,” said CCF Litigation Director, Christine Van Geyn. “The protest ban bylaw is not content neutral, prohibits certain types of protests but not others. It puts the City of Calgary in the position of picking and choosing what types of protests are permitted and which are prohibited. This cannot be justified in a free and democratic society.”