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Old 01-30-2018, 01:13 PM
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1. The Respondent may post photographs of the children on social media such as Facebook. However, he shall not post any comments regarding legal disputes, access issues to the children and/or derogatory comments made against the Applicant.

That's a little scary. I don't often say this, but when it comes to free speech, I think Canada needs to follow the American model more. No American judge would issue such an order.


Now, the Dad should probably have kept his kid photos and political rants separate. However, that's poor decision making, not something that should be illegal.
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That's a little scary. I don't often say this, but when it comes to free speech, I think Canada needs to follow the American model more. No American judge would issue such an order.


Now, the Dad should probably have kept his kid photos and political rants separate. However, that's poor decision making, not something that should be illegal.
Wasn't there another thread here last year about judge ordering against even photo sharing on Facebook ?

I agree. We do have a freedom of speech, and many other rights, which can be overwritten by Family Law as a preventative way to protect the child's best interests.

With that being said, would another judge / appeal judge find the parent in contempt of court should that ever become an issue? Wouldn't their lawyer, or Human Rights Tribunal have concerns over that ?

I ask as the other parent asked me to not post videos with child on youtube, and I was advised to not do so by counsel - and put them on Facebook - so that they are private. So this is definitely and area of interest for me but not a big focus on my case. Interesting indeed.
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Best paper I have read on the subject matter of parents rights to free speech vs a child's right to privacy.

https://scholarship.law.ufl.edu/cgi/...ext=facultypub

Remember, what you write on public social media can emotionally harm a child. So, these orders are trying to restrict the potential for the child to be harmed by the parent's possibly abusive conduct on the internet.
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