Thursday, April 8, 2010

Douglas Christie to Speak at the University of Ottawa - April 8, 2010

 

For immediate release

 

 Controversial Lawyer to Speak at the University of Ottawa Following   Ann  Coulter Censorship

 

This Thursday April 8, 2010 controversial lawyer, political activist and General Counsel of the Canadian Free Speech League Douglas Christie is to give a speech inside the University of Ottawa administration building, Tabaret Hall.

 

Christie is well known for acting as legal counsel in the notable case of R. v. Finta, Canada's first and only war crimes trial, and Christie has appeared in the Supreme Court of Canada in the  defence of freedom of speech more times than any other counsel in Canada.

 

Christie will be speaking to the issue of freedom of expression on Canadian university campuses.

 

 

 

Watch Christie's commentary on Free Speech and Ann Coulter's visit to the U of O here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnJvP6Ryfp0&feature=player_embedded

 

Only two weeks after right-wing American commentator Ann Coulter’s speech at the University of Ottawa was cancelled, and one week after Senator Finley opened an inquiry into the erosion of free of speech in Canada, it is unclear how Doug Christie will be received by the University of Ottawa community.

 

 

Doug Christie will speak in Tabaret Hall, 550 Cumberland in Ottawa on Thursday April 8 at 1:00pm. The event will be open to all members of the public and to the media.

 

 

 

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For all media inquiries about the event, contact:

 

 

dougchristielaw@shaw.ca.

 

For more information on current issues of freedom of expression at the U of O, contact:

 

 

Mireille Gervais LL.L

Masters student at the Faculty of Law

Cell: 613-261-6647

Email: mgerv104@uOttawa.ca

 

François Houle

Vice-President Academic & Provost François Houle

University of Ottawa

Phone: 613-562-5800 ext. 5737

Email: vretudes@uOttawa.ca