The Federation of Canadian Naturist (FCN) just sent out the following announcement: On Thursday, January 12th, the Ontario Court of Justice found Brian Coldin guilty on 4 of the 5 counts of “partial nudity that offended against the public order.” (Section 174 of the Canadian Criminal Code) John Cropper who was a co-accused in one count was found not guilty. Mr. Coldin was sentenced to 24 months of probation and a $3,000 fine.  Justice Douglas also dismissed the arguments that the anti-nudity statute was unconstitutional.  Mr. Coldin is considering appealing.  While the 37 page ruling did not go in Mr. Coldin’s favour, it did containRead More →

The Federation of Canadian Naturist (FCN) just sent out the following announcement which is important to all naturists in Canada: The final court date of the Coldin trial has been rescheduled to May 17th in Bracebridge. Originally scheduled for today (Jan. 25) in Bracebridge, the hearing could not proceed because Mr. Coldin’s lawyer, Clayton Ruby, was unable to attend due to car troubles on his way to the trial. For naturists and those interested in legal affairs, this last day should be the most interesting since Mr. Ruby and the crown will be making constitutional arguments as to the validity of section 174 of the criminalRead More →

The Federation of Canadian Naturists (FCN) has sent out an interesting item about a trial that starts today and is challenging section 174 of the criminal code (nude in public) which is not to be confused with section 173 which makes it illegal to commit an indecent act. Read the FCN announcement at: More →