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Nudity laws to be subject of constitutional challenge

Postby evolution8 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:40 am

Nudity laws to be subject of constitutional challenge
Linda Nguyen, Postmedia News · Monday, Jan. 24, 2011

Canadian laws prohibiting public nudity are an infringement of constitutional rights, an Ontario court north of Toronto will hear Tuesday.

Prominent defence lawyer Clayton Ruby was expected to argue current laws in Canada prohibiting nudity in public places, or on private property exposed to public view, are overly broad — thus they should be struck down and the laws under the Criminal Code updated.

According to the Federation of Canadian Nudists, these laws are archaic because they define nudity as generally “indecent” and intended to cause “harm” to those who witness it.

The challenge is being launched on behalf of Ruby’s client, Brian Coldin, a nudist resort operator in Bracebridge, Ont., a small cottage country town about two hours north of Toronto. Coldin, who has been arrested numerous times over the years for public nudity, was charged last year with five counts related to incidents between April 2008 and May 2009 near his resort and at drive-thus at both Tim Horton’s and A&W restaurants.

The criminal trial, which began last fall, heard testimony from one of the workers at the fast-food burger restaurant who cried on the stand when she described how Coldin and two others drove up to the pickup window completely nude. She testified Coldin and the driver of the vehicle both pretended to reach for their imaginary wallets to pay for their orders, causing their genitals to sway back and forth.

A similar incident allegedly occurred at the Tim Horton’s.

Ruby had argued Coldin wasn’t completely nude in the incidents and was at the very least — wearing sandals. He also argued that the self-proclaimed Christian nudist’s behaviour was not done in an “prurient or indecent manner.”

The court was expected to spend most of Tuesday dealing with the constitutional challenge.

The judge was expected to submit a decision in writing at a later date.

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Re: Nudity laws to be subject of constitutional challenge

Postby Tory_canuck » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:48 pm

Ihope this doesnt pass....its usually the fat and ugly who like to strut their junk.......At work we have this fat guy who never wears a belt.His crack is always showing.......lets just say everyday is a 3/4 moon......not a pretty sight at all....everyone just ackwardly looks the other way whenever he bends over to cut a box or something. If he went stark nekid, there would be car accidents on every street that we bared all on.
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