Bill 78 condemned by Human Rights Commission

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By Rene Bruemmer, The Gazette, 20 July 2012

Quebec’s embattled anti-protest law created to quell unruly demonstrations and allow students to return to classes was dealt another blow Thursday. The province’s human rights commission announced that following a two-month analysis, it deemed Bill 78 undermines fundamental freedoms guaranteed under Quebec’s Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms. (...)

Student federations, legal groups and the opposition Parti Québécois were quick to hail the announcement as a validation of their position the law violates the constitutional right of all Quebecers to free speech. (...)

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