Joanne St. Lewis

Local organization Jer’s Vision hosted a panel discussion Feb. 7 at the Arts Court Theatre with the intent of opening up a dialogue about Russia’s gay propaganda laws with members of the local LGBTQ+ community. The event, titled “Speaking out on Sochi,” featured speakers to discuss the new anti-LGBTQ+ law within the context of the ongoing Winter Olympics.

The Ontario Civil Liberties Association is asking the University of Ottawa to stop funding a private defamation lawsuit filed by professor Joanne St. Lewis against former professor Denis Rancourt.

Judge dismisses Denis Rancourt’s allegations that Professor Joanne St. Lewis would not have taken legal action against him if the university had her legal costs not been covered by the university