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.