Court Upholds Post Media’s Right to Reject Advertisement

In his September 1, 2016 judgment of Owen v Post Media Network Inc., Justice Darryl Brown declared “in the circumstances of this case, there has been no discrimination”.

The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC) prosecuted a complaint against the Regina Leader-Post alleging that the Leader-Post discriminated against the complainant (Mr. Owens) on the basis of his religion by refusing to publish an anti-LGBT advertisement during Pride Week. At trial, the Court rejected the complaint against the Leader-Post.

Post Media’s lawyer Sean Sinclair had argued the ad wasn’t rejected because of Owens’ faith but because it was contrary to the paper’s values, was offensive and targeted a specific group of people.

The Court commented on the important and vital role of a free press and that requiring a newspaper to publish an advertisement would undermine the freedom of that press.

To learn more about this decision, click here.

 

CLUELESS on Trial!

Robertson Stromberg is pleased to be the sponsor for the first entry of the Feminist Film Fun series at the Broadway Theatre.  Clueless on Trial!  will feature a full screening of the cult classic Clueless followed by a hilarious deconstruction by the LadyBits Comedy Collective, a local all-women improv group.  There are two showings on Thursday, September 8th:  7:00 and 10:00 pm.

 

Month: September 2016