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Briefing Note - Court of Appeal for Ontario Declares Bill 307 Unconstitutional

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Sherrard Kuzz LLP
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Court of Appeal for Ontario Declares Bill 307 Unconstitutional

March 8, 2023

On March 6, 2023, the Court of Appeal for Ontario (“ONCA”) released its decision striking down Bill 307 as unconstitutional. The Bill, introduced by the Province of Ontario, placed spending limits on thirdparty political advertising for a full year prior to an election taking place. ONCA held the Bill infringed the right to vote as protected under section 3 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (“Charter”). 2 ONCA gave the province 12 months to prepare Charter compliant legislation.  To read the full briefing note, please click here.  To access all Sherrard Kuzz LLP briefing notes, please visit our website at www.sherrardkuzz.com.

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