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B.C. limits on election ads don’t violate Charter, top court rules

Monday, February 06, 2017 @ 10:39 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Supreme Court has upheld — but narrowly construed — British Columbia’s election advertising restrictions, while also giving governments some leeway to justify Charter infringements in election laws without presenting social science evidence.

Alison Latimer, counsel for the B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association, seen above in Vancouver, suggested that gray areas remain after the Supreme Court’s decision, including determining in some cases whether an organization meets the definition of ‘sponsor.’On Jan. 26, seven judges unanimously rejected the appeal of the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Privacy Association...