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
- CTV story
- Lexology summary of decision
- SCC decision
- The Alberta Personal Information Protection Act
- UFCW, Local 401
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?