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The Canadian Forum 59:691 (1979), pp. 10-14.


The freedom to associate with whomever one chooses, and to say and think whatever one believes, are rights which Canadians assume they possess. The Canadian Bill of Rights specifically provides that these rights are fundamental to our society, and politicians never tire of telling us that we are among the freest of the world's nations. The recent legal repression of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and the legal persecution of Jean-Claude Parrot for adhering to his belief were dramatic manifestations that we live a lie. As lawyers we feel it is our duty to show how the law has been used to attack a legitimate association, and to attempt to discredit an honourable man.

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