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SCC Decision: June 28, 2007

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Canada (Attorney General) v. JTI-Macdonald Corp., 2007 SCC 30
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(Constitution / Charter Rights / Freedom of expression)
JTI-Macdonald claimed that parts of the Tobacco Act and the Tobacco Products Information Regulations violated their freedom of expression under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Court held that the Acts do not restrict the manufacturers' freedom of expression with respect to scientific publications. The Court also held that to the extent the Acts do infringe on freedom of expression in other contexts, those infringements are justified under s. 1 of the Charter.
Majority/Dissent: 9/0