Canadian blasphemy law in context: press, legislative, and public reactions

Patrick, Jeremy (2010) Canadian blasphemy law in context: press, legislative, and public reactions. Annual Survey of International and Comparative Law, 16 (1). pp. 129-163. ISSN 1932-2364

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Abstract

The article focuses on the legislation of handling blasphemous libel in Canada. It provides an in-depth look at the blasphemy prosecution of Eugene Sterry, which is essential to determine the reaction of the press and the public to the trial. An overview is given on the two public movements that were against the perceived social evil of blasphemy in Quebec.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c 2010 by the author. The photocopy or reproduction is not to be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research. If a photocopy or reproduction is used for purposes in excess of 'fair use,' that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Law
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2013 23:10
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2015 01:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: blasphemy; blasphemous libel; religious tolerance; trials; Canada
Fields of Research : 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200212 Screen and Media Culture
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180119 Law and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940407 Legislation, Civil and Criminal Codes
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23598

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