U of O Watch mission, in the words of Foucault...

"One knows … that the university and in a general way, all teaching systems, which appear simply to disseminate knowledge, are made to maintain a certain social class in power; and to exclude the instruments of power of another social class. … It seems to me that the real political task in a society such as ours is to criticise the workings of institutions, which appear to be both neutral and independent; to criticise and attack them in such a manner that the political violence which has always exercised itself obscurely through them will be unmasked, so that one can fight against them." -- Foucault, debating Chomsky, 1971.

U of O Watch mission, in the words of Socrates...

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

St. Lewis v. Rancourt -- Notice of Constitutional Question

This (LINK) is the May 12, 2015, Notice of Constitutional Question, in the appeal listed to be heard on June 26, 2015, at the Court of Appeal for Ontario, in Toronto; in the defamation case St. Lewis v. Rancourt.

The Notice is to inform the Attorney General of Canada, and the Attorney General of Ontario, that the appeal will include constitutional claims or challenges, which are described in the Notice.

There are three claims argued in the Notice:

  1. That the trial judge infringed or denied the defendant's Charter right to freedom of opinion and expression when he barred the jury from considering any of the pleaded defences.
  2. That the ordered permanent injunction for unknown expression is unconstitutional.
  3. That the costs of trial infringe the Charter right to freedom of opinion and expression, and are a violation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

All/most court-filed documents in the appeal are HERE.

The factums (arguments) for the appeal are linked HERE.

The full court transcript of the trial is linked HERE.

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