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CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS - Reasonable limits on Charter rights - Demonstrably justified in free and democratic society - Fundamental freedoms - Freedom of expression

Monday, February 13, 2017 @ 11:04 AM  

Appeal by the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association from a judgment of the British Columbia Court of Appeal affirming a decision that s. 239 of British Columbia’s Election Act infringed s. 2(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter), but was saved by s. 1. Section 239 of the British Columbia’s Election Act (Act) required individuals or organizations who wished to “sponsor election advertising” to register with the province’s Chief Electoral Officer. This registration requirement applied to all sponsors of election advertising,...