Links to Other Articles
The editorial boards of both national newspapers, as well as various opinion columnists, have condemned the Law Society’s initiative. You may wish to review these links if you haven’t already done so:
Editorial Board Denunciations:
StopSOP was featured in this article on Feb. 12, 2018: Canadian Lawyer Magazine: Online Campaign Questions LSO Statement of Principles
Cato Institute: Ontario Bar Requires Lawyer Pledge to “Promote Equality”
Professor Art Cockfield, published in Queen’s Law Research Paper Series, "Limiting Lawyer Liberty: How the Statement of Principles Coerces Speech"
Leonid Sirota in CBA National: The LSUC should stick to its statutory knitting
National Post - Brian Smeenk: The Law Society of Orwell
The Advocate Daily: LSO's statement of principles more talk than action
SLAW (Alice Woolley): Ontario’s Law Society: Orwell’s Big Brother or Fuller’s Rex? (particularly noting the comments following the article)
Update: Law Society of Ontario Compelled Speech (Peterson, Pardy & Brown)
This interview between Dr. Jordan Peterson and Claire Lehman, editor of Quillette magazine, includes an interesting discussion on the Statement of Principles, beginning at about minute 49. It was recorded last November, but only recently released. Well worth a listen!
Sadie Etemad's Views on the Statement of Principles as a Racialized Licensee (prepared by the Canadian Constitution Foundation)
Why Sadie Etemad Opposes the Statement of Principles (prepared by the CCF)
Sadie Etemad: Value Promotion is a New and Unjustified Requirement (prepared by the CCF)
Sadie Etemad: Statement of Principles Will Not Help Fight Racism (prepared by the CCF)