Faisal Bhabha, an associate professor of law at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in Toronto, said Cooley “should be seriously considering a civil action for malicious prosecution and unlawful detention by the police.”

“It appears there never was a basis for the charge to be laid. Any alleged basis was clearly improper and quite likely discriminatory,” Bhabha said. “The laying of the charge would have had a chilling effect on the free exercise of Charter rights in the city and across the country. Therefore, the police should investigate to determine how such an error was made.”

  • @quindraco
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    -36 months ago

    Yes, it is. Watch, I’ll do it right now:

    “I think North Korea should be dissolved.”

    And yet, zero people were hurt by my advocacy.

    Canada proves they need stronger free speech protections every time anyone is arrested for “harmful” speech outside of fraud.