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Connie Fournier Receives 2015 OCLA Civil Liberties Award

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Published on Nov 14, 2015

Connie Fournier received the 2015 OCLA Civil Liberties Award at an event held on November 13, 2015 in Kingston, Ontario. Click "SHOW MORE" below, and use the links in the timeline to skip to different sections of the video:

(0:05) Welcome by Joseph Hickey, OCLA Executive Director
(5:40) Background to Free Dominion story by Mark Fournier
(16:47) Introduction by Clayton Garret
(21:33) Acceptance speech by Connie Fournier:
(22:30) History of Free Dominion discussion forum and battle to repeal s. 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act
(25:45) Lawsuits against Free Dominion
(26:30) Fighting legislation that affects free speech and privacy on the Internet
(27:35) Anti-terrorism act of 2015 (Bill C-51): the largest threat to freedom and privacy
(30:07) Where do we go from here? Protecting civil liberties
(32:32) Websites responsible for comments made by their users: defamation lawsuit against Free Dominion
(34:15) Injunction against Free Dominion: anonymous comment could put website owners in jail
(35:05) Internet users forced into "ghettos" by large corporations
(36:34) Need for left and right to work together for civil liberties

The Fourniers' webpage for their funding campaign in support of their appeal is at: https://www.generosity.com/fundraiser...

The website of the Ontario Civil Liberties Association is at http://ocla.ca

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