Yes, your boss can fire you for things you say. What recent controversies tell us about the limits of free speech

“In the wake of Don Cherry’s firing by Sportsnet from “Hockey Night in Canada” for making anti-immigrant remarks in a Coach’s Corner segment, and a speech by controversial writer Meghan Murphy held at a Toronto Public Library branch, the Star spoke to legal experts about some of the public’s biggest misconceptions.”

“”“People tend to confuse freedom of speech as a right against government with a right to say anything, anywhere, any time without consequence,” said Brenda Cossman, a law professor at the University of Toronto.”

“Freedom of speech is the freedom to speak free from government censure and/or arrest, unless the speech crosses the line over to hate speech.”’

The article offers a discussion of the TPL rental issue in this context.