Group wins right to leaflet at airports

Publisher:  Connexions Information Sharing Services, Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  1992
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX4472

A political group has won the right to display placards and hand out leaflets at federal airports, thanks to a Supreme Court ruling. The court unanimously ruled that authorities at Dorval airport in Montreal were wrong to bar the Party for the Commonwealth of Canada from setting up at the airport. It rejected the government's contention that because it owns the airports, it can ban any activity it wants. Airports are public thoroughfares that cannot be treated like private property, the court said.

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