October 18, 2011 – André Schutten – The William Whatcott case was heard by the Supreme Court of Canada last week Wednesday. Being one of the lawyer present, I had a pretty good view of what was going on. There is a lot at stake with this case.
That’s probably why there was an unprecedented number of intervenors. And it seems like many news agencies across the political spectrum got the point too – there is much at stake!
So, what did Bill do wrong? Why was his lawyer trying to defend him at the Supreme Court? Mr. Whatcott doesn’t like the practice of homosexuality and thinks it is unhealthy, immoral and is risky behaviour. And he wants to share his concern about this behaviour with others. He distributed (and continues to distribute) fliers on this topic, looking especially at the issue from a public policy point of view: should our governments be encouraging this type of behaviour in schools?