In R v. Boucher  S.C.R. 265, the Supreme Court of Canada deems that handing out religious pamphlets by Jehovah's Witnesses does not constitute seditious libel and is therefore not a criminal act.
In R. v. Gonzales (1962) 132 C.C.C. 237 (B.C.C.A.) and Attorney General of B.C. v. McDonald (1961) 31 C.C.C. 126, the courts decide s. 94(a) of the Indian Act, which prohibits Aboriginal persons from being unlawfully in possession of liquor off a reserve, does not violate the Bill of Rights .
R .v Drybones  S.C.R. 282 strikes down s. 94 of the Indian Act, which prohibited Aboriginal persons from being unlawfully in possession of liquor off a reserve, as a violation of the Canadian Bill of Rights.
The Criminal Code makes it a crime to advocate genocide or publicly incite hatred against people because of their colour, race, religion or ethnic identity.
In R. v. Keegstra (1990) 1 C.R. (4th) 129 (SCC), the Supreme Court of Canada decides that s. 319(2) of the Criminal Code, which makes it a crime to wilfully promote hatred against a person because of their colour, race, religion or ethic identity, is a reasonable limit of free speech under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The Supreme Court of Canada decides that the Crown has a legal duty to give all the evidence it has to an accused person to help that person defend himself or herself in R. v. Stinchcombe (1991) 68 C.C.C. (43d) 1 (S.C.C.).
In R.v. Zundel  2 S.C.R. 731, the Supreme Court of Canada strikes down the Criminal Code prohibition against spreading false news because it violates freedom of expression under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The Supreme Court of Canada lays down the rules for balancing the rights of the accused and the rights of the victim in the cases of O'Connor  4 S.C.R. 411, Carosella  1 S.C.R. 80, and Mills (November 25, 1999)
The Extradition Act (S.C. 1999 c. 18) is amended to hold that extradition should be refused where the request is made for the purposes of punishing a person because of his or her race, religion, language, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or age.