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Description: The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled an Alberta law that prohibits unions from videotaping people crossing a picket line violates free speech provisions of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Source: The Globe and Mail

Date: 11/15/2013

Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/supreme-court-gives-alberta-union-a-win-in-picket-line-privacy-case/article15456686/

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Questions for discussion:

  • Why did the court strike down the part of the law that prohibited videotaping on the picket line?
  • What did the court say about the balance between free speech and privacy rights?
  • What did the court say about picketing?
  • Do you agree with this decision? Why or why not?
  • What other implications do you think this decision might have?

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