Action Alert Emails

Don't Take Away Freedom of Expression and Peaceful Assembly

Background on the Issue
On May 29, 2017, MPP Yasir Naqvi, the previous Attorney General of Ontario, announced that he would table a bill in the fall to transform public sidewalks into “No Free Speech Zones” outside every abortion facility in the province. The bill was passed in October later that year, and has been put into force since February 1, 2018.

These bubble zones within which pro-life speech and expression are banned, prevent pro-lifers from demonstrating or counselling within a certain radius of an abortion facility where children are killed by abortion. That includes hospitals and clinics where abortions are committed, and pharmacies are now able to apply as well. These bubble zones are expected to resemble British Columbia's and Newfoundland and Labrador’s, which have bubble zone laws “not exceeding 50 metres” around abortion facilities.

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Local MPP
Speak out against “No Free Speech Zones”
Dear [Recipient's riding name will be automatically inserted] MPP, [Recipient's name will be automatically inserted]:

The previous Ontario Government’s Attorney General has passed legislation to prohibit freedom of speech and freedom of assembly near abortion facilities, including on public sidewalks.

I am extremely concerned. This legislation is an infringement of the rights of Canadians to freedom of expression, opinion, and peaceful assembly, which are protected under Section 2 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Today, pro-life citizens are the targets of this unconstitutional suppression of rights.

Tomorrow, it could be anyone whose opinion the government does not like.

I urge you to join free speech-loving Canadians like myself, in decrying this unconstitutional proposal. [Recipient's first name will be automatically inserted], please reply and let me know that you’ll help ensure that this dangerous idea never becomes legislation.
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