It's been more than 20 years since Gwen Jacob walked topless down a street in Guelph, Ont. That sparked a court battle that ultimately vindicated her, and the courts ruled it was legal for women to go topless in Ontario. Just because it's legal to go without tops, however, doesn't mean it's culturally any easier for women to do it now than it was for Jacob in Morrison says many women still fear being harassed, so opt to remain covered. On Friday, three sisters in Kitchener , Ont. Women say they were stopped by police for cycling topless. The sisters, Tameera, Nadia and Alysha Mohamed also known as recording artist Alysha Brilla , said they will file a formal complaint with the Office of the Independent Police Review Director over the incident. It's just the latest incident involving women and girls not wearing tops that has sparked outrage. In June, an eight-year-old girl was asked to cover up her bare chest at a swimming pool in Guelph. After her parents complained that the city's swimming attire policy was sexist and old-fashioned, the City of Guelph said it would review the policy.
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Just because it's legal to go without tops doesn't mean it's any easier to do in 2015 than in 1991
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City councillors will decide whether to fight the complaint or change the policy in the coming weeks, and were set to be briefed by city lawyers on Monday evening, he said. Municipal policies on the issue have been challenged in a number of Ontario cities on the basis of that ruling in the intervening years. Cambridge, Ont. Guelph, Ont. The complainant had emailed six or seven months ago to ask if she would be able to swim topless at the hotel, he said. Lecky said the documents he was served about two months ago indicate the woman had contacted each of the respondents in a similar manner to ask about their policies on toplessness. But after hiring a lawyer, the hotel has made it a policy to allow women to swim topless from now on, he said. Not looking to cloud your day but winter is knocking!
Topfreedom in Canada has largely been an attempt to combat the interpretation of indecency laws that considered a woman's breasts to be indecent, and therefore their exhibition in public an offence. In British Columbia, it is a historical issue dating back to the s and the public protests against materialistic lifestyle held by the radical religious sect of the Freedomites , whose pacifist beliefs led to their exodus from Russia to Canada at the end of the 19th century. The Svobodniki became famous for their public nudity : mostly for their nude marches in public and the acts of arson committed also in the nude. In Canada, the law on public decency is found in sections and of the Criminal Code.