Canadian City Reluctantly Agrees That It's Permissible To Celebrate Your Freedom on Your Own Property Without First Getting Government Approval

In August, I posted about Lech and Marta Jaworksi, who along with their son Peter host an annual Liberty Summer Seminar on their property in Clarington, Ontario. Last year, the couple was threatened with a $50,000 dollar fine for violating local zoning ordinances. The sad irony here is that a couple who emigrated to Canada in the 1980s to escape communist Poland would face a potentially bankrupting fine for putting on a conference celebrating freedom.

I'm happy to report that thanks to some legal help from the Canadian Constitution Foundation, all charges against the Jaworski's have now been droppedNational Post coverage here.

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  • Pantsfan||

    Canadian teens are tough SOB's.:
    A 15-year-old Inuit boy is recovering in a Montreal hospital and risks losing some of his toes from frostbite after he and a friend were lost on the tundra in northern Quebec for four days.

    "He said at one point, he fought off a pack of wolves, shooting one."
    Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montr.....z1E3oFpWDj

  • ||

    No Inuit boys are tough. Find a white kid in Toronto or Montreal and he's the same pasty-faced fucking pansy that you've become accustomed to among teenagers here in the USA.

  • Rather||

    He was hunting Polar bears; cool that he was participating in his cultural legacy. They have huge alcohol/drug/suicide issues.

  • PETA||

    "They have huge alcohol/drug/suicide issues."

    Good, they are murderous scum anyway. Let Darwin do his work!

  • Name Nomad||

    Say what you will about current American politics and civil liberties, but at least our authorities HAVE a Bill of Rights to ignore.

  • dave c||

    We've got one. It just isn't worth shit.

  • dave c||

    In Canada that is.

  • ||

    On behalf of all Canadians: sorry.

  • Tim||

    In Soviet Union Freedom imprisons YOU!

  • ||

    Fucking Canada. How does it work?

    Seriously. How?

  • Old Mexican||

    Canadian City Reluctantly Agrees That It's Permissible To Celebrate Your Freedom on Your Own Property Without First Getting Government Approval


    What???

    Heathens!!

  • Liberals||

    It's just like SOMALIA!!!1!ONE!exclamation point

  • ||

    Uhm, we're no better off really. Various cities in LA requires that you pull and pay temporary or special events permits for events. It could be as small as a house party or a car wash.

  • ||

    Hey, we don't expect California to be any better. Wouldn't surprise me if that's where Canada learned it from.

    < /kidding >

  • jets2brazil||

    Congrats to the Jaworksi's - I've been to their Seminar once and it was absolutely fantastic - best libertarian conference I've been to though that may have something to do with a lack of American libertarians :)

  • CrackertyAssCracker||

    The kick in the balls by faint praise. Well done.

  • db||

    What can I say? Balko knows ball-kickin'.

  • D'oh||

    The power-trippers municipal authorities, it appears disregarded Section 2 by applying (reasonable and demonstrable in their minds) justification such as is allowed in Section 1.

    It also seems some Canadian municipal authorities can be embarrassed enough to back down from their original crap... which has proven to be extremely rare in similar situations with their US counterparts.

    RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS IN CANADA.

    1. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.

    FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS.

    2. Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:

    (a) freedom of conscience and religion;
    (b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
    (c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and
    (d) freedom of association.

    .. and more at http://www.efc.ca/pages/law/ch......text.html

  • Almanian||

    C'mon everybody! Join me in singing Lee Greenwood's homage to 'murcan awesomeness.....1, 2, 3....and I'm

    Proud to be 'murcan!
    Where at least I know I'm freeeee!
    And...blah blah somethin....to blah blah RIGHT FOR ME
    AND I'LL GLADLY STAND UP!
    NEXT TO YOU!
    AND DEFEND HER STILL TODAY!
    CAUSE I....somethin somehtin...
    GOD BLESS THE USA!!!!!!

    USA! USA! USA! USA!

    PLAY BALL!!!!!

  • shrike||

    Figures you fucking Christ-fags would be on the side of these outlaws!

  • thomas sabo watches||

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  • دردشه عراقية||

    Thanks

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