Law of Protest

November 04, 2023 at
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM PST
Maritime Labour Centre 111 Victoria Drive Vancouver, BC V5L 4C4

This workshop is IN-PERSON at the Maritime Labour Centre in Boardroom #3. Lunch will be provided.

Registration for this Free Workshop is ONLY through Eventbrite at the link or through the ‘Education’ page on the VDLC website.

This workshop will deal with a brief history of protests/civil disobedience in British Columbia. It will cover the most effective way to organize or participate in a protest. This workshop will also provide advice on steps you can take in the event you are subject to an injunction and /or are arrested. It will review some of the most valuable readings on the subject,  including several published in the past year or so. The material is designed to be of value and interest to members of trade unions, those working for progressive media, as well as those who’ve decided to actively engage in protest over one issue or another.

For a more detailed account of the course material, see the most recent Guide to the Law of Protest (October 2021), at

Facilitator: Leo McGrady, Koskie Glavin Gordon
Leo McGrady specializes in labour law, human rights, class actions, intellectual property, and libel law, all on behalf of unions and employees. Leo has taught advocacy skills at the Faculty of Law, UBC, and in the Labour Studies Program at   Capilano University. He has been counsel on several thousands of trials, hearings and appeals throughout his career.