The Law Society of Ontario voted to scrap a provision of their code of conduct that required all lawyers to sign off on a statement of principle affirming support for diversity.

True North’s Andrew Lawton says there’s nothing wrong with diversity but there is something wrong with compelled speech – when you force someone to say something.

Although this is a victory for free speech in Canada, Andrew says we can’t take free speech for granted.

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