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Shaw and Westergaard Thorpe v. City of Vancouver

In the lead-up to the 2010 Olympics, the City of Vancouver passed bylaws stating that only “celebratory” signs that increased positive feelings and festive spirit around the Olympics would be permitted in large areas of the downtown core. The BCCLA assisted two activists in bringing a lawsuit to challenge the bylaws. After the City revised the bylaw to permit individuals to carry non-commercial signs in the designated areas, the litigants agreed to withdraw the suit.

Jason Gratl of Gratl and Associates was counsel on the case.