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RWDSU v Dolphin Delivery Ltd, [1986] 2 SCR 573 (Link)

Facts:

The court issued an injunction order restraining the appellants from conducting secondary picketing at the premises of the respondent.

Issue(s):

Is secondary picketing in a labour dispute protected as freedom of expression under section 2(b) of the Charter?

Ratio:

Section 2(b) of the Charter protects all messages except for threats/acts of violence or other unlawful conduct.

Analysis:

Freedom of expression, whether political, religious, artistic, or commercial, should not be suppressed except in cases, where urgent and compelling reasons exist and than only to the extent and for the time necessary for the protection of the community.


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