Toronto (Metropolitan) Police Force v. Bromell et al:  The Toronto Police Service Association and its President commenced a fundraising campaign. Significant aspects of the campaign included collecting funds from the public to help the Association challenge politicians who did not support the Association and to help elect those who did. The Association compiled a list of people who did or did not support the campaign through financial contribution, and distributed car decals and wallet cards to those who donated. In response to the campaign, the Board passed a bylaw to regulate certain forms of fundraising by police officers, and prohibited solicitation of funds for political activities. The court found that the Board established that the campaign brought discredit upon the reputation of the Toronto Police Service. Harm of such a nature could not be compensated for in damages. The Association’s right to raise funds was compensable in damages, while the public’s confidence in the Toronto Police Services and the justice system was not.

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