SPREADING FALSE NEWS
Every one who
wilfully publishes a statement,
tale or news that he knows is false
and that causes or is likely to cause injury
or mischief to a public interest
is guilty of an indictable offence
and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.
[R.S., c.C-34, s.177.]
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that
this section violates the guarantee to freedom of expression under
Charter of Rights and Freedoms
and is of no force and effect:
R. v. Zundel
(1992), 75 C.C.C. (3d) 449,
16 C.R. (4th) 1,
 2 S.C.R. 731.
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