The CCRL Appears Before Ontario Provincial Committee in Opposition to “Bubble Zone” Bill 163, Protecting a Woman’s Right to Access Abortion Services Act, 2017
TORONTO, ON October 19, 2017 – CCRL president Phil Horgan, and executive director Christian Elia, appeared before the Standing Committee on General Government of the Ontario legislature to speak against the “Bubble Zone” Bill’s overreach and Charter infringement vis a vis freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and freedom of religion.
The CCRL’s opposition to Bill 163 focuses on the following:
The government has failed to identify or address any need for the intrusion and limitation into the constitutional right to freedom of expression
The bill’s penal sanctions are an intrusion into the federal power over criminal law, and present a lowering of