Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority v. Canadian Federation of Students — British Columbia Component, 2009 SCC 31

In this Supreme Court of Canada judgement, the Court struck down parts of two transit authorities’ policies that prohibited political advertising.

Finding that both Translink and BC Transit are “government” within the meaning of section 32 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the provisions of the Charter therefore apply.

The advertising policies allowing commercial advertising but prohibiting political advertising on public transit vehicles were found to infringe the freedom of expression of the Appellants (the Canadian Federation of Students).

Source: Case Law

Jurisdiction: British Columbia

Topics: activismadvertisingBusCanadian Charter of Rights and FreedomsControversialExpressionFreedom of ExpressionPoliticalpolitical speechPublic TransitSupreme Court of Canada

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