A Legal Framework to Govern Online Political Expression by Public Servants 

Jan. 24, 2019
Online

The CBA Public Sector Lawyers Section presents:

A Legal Framework to Govern Online Political Expression by Public Servants

January 24, 2019 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Eastern | Teleconference
 


To what extent should public servants be allowed to engage in political activities on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other online fora?  How should the existing case law regarding the appropriate balance between political neutrality of public servants and their Charter-protected right to political expression be applied to online activities?  Amanda Clarke and Benjamin Piper have recently written a paper which proposes a method for modernizing the framework for assessing the permissibility of online political activity by public servants (https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3251375).  In this session, they will explain their research and proposed reforms.

Moderator
Melanie Bueckert, Manitoba Court of Appeal 

Speakers
Amanda Clarke, Carleton University
Benjamin Piper, National Judicial Institute

 

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    DATE AND TIME
    January 24, 2019
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Eastern)

    FORMAT
    Teleconference

    INSTRUCTIONS
    Instructions will be sent via email the day prior to the event.

    COST
    Free for CBA Public Sector Section members, Labour and Employment Section members, Privacy and Access Section members, and CCCA members. 

 

CONTACT INFO

Anita Hayford
CBA National Office
anitah@cba.org
1-800-267-8860 | 613-237-2925 ext. 141