Alberta union goes to court to challenge UCP law that criminalizes public protest - 2020-06-23

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F185.png Alberta union goes to court to challenge UCP law that criminalizes public protest June 23, 2020, David Climenhaga, blogs, rabble.ca

It was inevitable that sooner or later someone would challenge the United Conservative Party government's so-called Critical Infrastructure Defence Act, which appears on its face to include patently unconstitutional attacks on fundamental rights protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

In the event, the challenge was sooner and the challenger was the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, which filed a statement of claim with the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench in Edmonton this morning.

Calling the legislation, which was passed on May 28 and received royal assent on June 17, "the kind of law we would expect to see in an oppressive dictatorship," AUPE president Guy Smith vowed to fight it all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada if necessary and to "defend any and all AUPE members or staff who are caught in the bill's cross-hairs."

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