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Don't Take Away Freedom of Expression and Peaceful Assembly

Background on the Issue
On May 29, 2017, MPP Yasir Naqvi, the previous Attorney General of Ontario, announced that he would table a bill in the fall to transform public sidewalks into “No Free Speech Zones” outside every abortion facility in the province. The bill was passed in October later that year, and has been put into force since February 1, 2018.

These bubble zones within which pro-life speech and expression are banned, prevent pro-lifers from demonstrating or counselling within a certain radius of an abortion facility where children are killed by abortion. That includes hospitals and clinics where abortions are committed, and pharmacies are now able to apply as well. These bubble zones are expected to resemble British Columbia's and Newfoundland and Labrador’s, which have bubble zone laws “not exceeding 50 metres” around abortion facilities.

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No Free Speech Zones are draconian
Dear [Recipient's first name will be automatically inserted],

A bill which sets up “no free speech zones” around abortuaries was passed, and put into place in February of this year.

The Liberal government used the euphemism of “Safe access zones,” but that’s just to cover up the sinister objective of transforming public sidewalks into “no free speech zones.” As my elected MPP for the riding of [Recipient's riding name will be automatically inserted], I hope you agree that this measure is draconian.

Over the years, we’ve witnessed environmental protesters take over oil/gas pipelines, at times using violence and damaging private property. The Liberal government has never responded with a bubble zone law around pipeline projects, even though violence was sometimes employed by environmentalists.

We’ve witnessed First Nations protests that literally shut down highways and affected thousands of people trying to get to work. The Liberal government did not step in and legislate ‘bubble zones’ to suppress the free speech and assembly rights of First Nations protesters, even though laws were sometimes broken.

So why the double-standard with pro-life expression? In the case of pro-life demonstrators, they are peaceful, often on their knees in silent prayer, or simply holding a sign. They do not block customers’ entrance to the abortuary. They do not engage in violence. So why is the government using a draconian law to eradicate the freedom of expression of pro-lifers?

MPP [Recipient's surname will be automatically inserted], as your constituent in the riding of [Recipient's riding name will be automatically inserted], please respect the right of Canadians to protest on public property. Please rally opposition to this bill.
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