Law of Protest

May 18, 2023 at
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM PST
Maritime Labour Centre 111 Victoria Drive Vancouver, BC V5L 4C4

IN PERSON at the Maritime Labour Centre | Lunch will be provided

This course 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. The course 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 (October 2021), Guide to the Law of Protest 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. He has argued cases at all levels of court in British Columbia and the Territories’ and served as counsel on a number of leading labour and charter cases in the Supreme Court of Canada.