Freedom of Expression
Under Manitoba's Libel Act, persons who are libelled because of their race or creed in ways that are likely to expose them to hatred, contempt or ridicule have the right to get a court order stopping the offender from publishing the libel.
Ontario enacts The Racial Discrimination Act, 1944 S.O. 1944, c. 51, which prohibits the publication or display, on lands, premises, by newspaper or radio, any notice, sign, symbol, emblem or other representation indicating racial discrimination.
In R v. Boucher  S.C.R. 265, the Supreme Court of Canada decides that handing out religious pamphlets by Jehovah's Witnesses does not constitute seditious libel and is therefore not a criminal act.
In Saumur v. City of Quebec  2 S.C.R. 299 , the Supreme Court of Canada strikes down a prohibition on the distribution of leaflets by Jehovah's Witnesses as a restriction of freedom of religion.
In Roncarelli v. Duplessis  S.C.R. 121, damages are ordered against the Premier of Quebec when a liquor license is cancelled arbitrarily as part of actions designed to punish Jehovah's Witnesses.
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.
The United Nations passes the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights .
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.
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 decides that a teacher's conduct out of school is relevant to the ability to perform the job in the classroom in Attis v. N.B. School District No. 15 Board of Education  1 S.C.R. 825.