Herizons Winter 2018 issue On Stands Now
Herizons 25th Anniversary Issue

LEAD STORY: Indecent Acts and Everyday Rebellions

This article first appeared in the Fall 1992 issue of Herizons.

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July 18, 1991 was one of the hottest days of the year. But when Gwen Jacob, a student at the University of Guelph, took off her shirt, the police charged her under the Criminal Code of Canada, Section 173.1(a), for committing an indecent act. In January 1992, Jacob was convicted, the first decision of its kind in Canada. She appealed the conviction.

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