Stuart Sinclair Garson (Solicitor General of Canada; Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)
That might be quite so, but if my hon. friend with his usual eloquence and persuasiveness were able to convince the administration that it was good law, I am sure we would be only too glad to accommodate him.
The reason I asked my hon. friend whether there were any specific cases of lack of freedom that he objected to was that when one examines these phrases, like freedom of the press for example, and the steps that should be taken to protect them, I think he will find that freedom of the press is very widespread in this country. If I am not mistaken in my recollection, on the only occasion when an attempt was made by one of the provincial legislatures of this country to abridge it, the matter, in spite of what my hon. friend has said today, did get to the Supreme Court of Canada, and as I recall it, it was held that the legislation in question was unconstitutional.
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