Ontario’s Substitute Decisions Act and the #FreeBritney Movement

Britney Spears has made headlines in the media since 2008, most notably with the #FreeBritney movement to inspire the end to her conservatorship controlled by her father. Fans were concerned for the 13 years that her conservatorship lasted. She was still performing and recording albums, which many thought was strange as conservatorships are imposed on those who are incapable of making their own personal decisions. Her life has sparked conservation about similar laws in Canada and what might have happened if she were in Canada.

Joining the Pro Bono Radio team to discuss Ontario’s legislation around decision-making laws is Professor David Freedman. David is currently a professor at Queen’s University of Law who teaches trusts, wills and estates, and estate litigation, to name a few. David will provide insight into the Guardianship process in Ontario.


Jennifer Jeong & Emma Halliday – Producer, Host and Editor

Pro Bono Radio is part of the Queen’s chapter of Pro Bono Students Canada. The Pro Bono Radio team are not lawyers, and this is not legal advice.

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