News in Review The Supreme Court Rules on Censorship

News in Review The Supreme Court Rules on Censorship

Focusing on the Little Sister's Book and Art Emporium victory, this story looks at the long-term social and cultural implications of the Supreme Court's decision in which it redefined the process involved in cases involving alleged obscenity. The report also examines the practices of Canada Customs in preventing this particular business, specializing in gay and lesbian books, magazines and videos, from importing material that other businesses were allowed to bring into the country. Although the Court ruled that the obscenity laws can stand, it did strike down a provision of the Canada Customs Act, declaring the procedures and process used "excessive and prejudicial treatment".

  • 2001
  • 00:12:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2001
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