external “Freedom to Photograph Under Threat” —Toronto Star

The situation in Canada has reached the point where it needs to be said loudly and clearly: there is no law against public photography in Canada; no one here can ever be arrested for the simple act of making a picture or film, unless other laws are being broken in the process; and police officers who are in uniform and executing their duties in public have no reasonable expectation of privacy.

The following incidents illustrate why this point needs to be made.

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  • osam

    All well and good, except that in two of their cited cases (the shopping mall in BC and Union Station), the “photographer” in question is on private property and subject to the rules and regulations that go with that.

  • A_Lwin

    The word “Orwellian” is being used too much these days. Apart from North Korea and perhaps a handful more countries, there isn’t a country in Europe or North American that comes anywhere close to being comparable to an Orwellian government.

    Just because a few misguided government civil servants decide to misuse their authority does not imply the entire government is responsible for their actions.

  • Zos Xavius

    How much closer do you want the western world to slide into “orwellian”? Let me tell you, we are very much well on our way. Papers please?