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Canada's Supreme Court Upholds Tobacco Ad Ban

Law360 (June 28, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Canadian Supreme Court ruled Thursday that federal legislation placing restrictions on tobacco advertising is constitutional, silencing the objections of cigarette manufacturers who claimed the laws violated their freedom of expression.

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court agreed with the Attorney General of Canada that the Tobacco Act and the Tobacco Products Information Regulations justifiably limit the freedom of expression rights outlined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, as argued by the country’s three largest cigarette manufacturers, JTI-MacDonald Corp., Rothmans, Benson & Hedges...
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