Thu, 06 Mar 2003 09:40:10 -0400
Russell Turpin wrote:
>> (Quoting NYT): The justice ministers of the European Union have
>> agreed on laws intended
>> to deter computer hacking and the spreading of computer viruses. But
>> legal experts say the new measures could pose problems because
>> the language could also outlaw people who organize protests online,
>> as happened recently, en masse, with protests against a war in Iraq.
> The EU, and Canada, could really use something
> similar to the US's first amendment.
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We have this:
Fundamental freedoms *2.* Everyone has the following fundamental
(/a/) freedom of conscience and religion;
(/b/) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including
freedom of the press and other media of communication;
(/c/) freedom of peaceful assembly; and
(/d/) freedom of association.
It would be better without this:
Exception where express declaration *33.* (1) Parliament or the
legislature of a province may expressly declare in an Act of Parliament
or of the legislature, as the case may be, that the Act or a provision
thereof shall operate notwithstanding a provision included in section 2
or sections 7 to 15 of this Charter.
but the "notwithstanding" clause has not been invoked yet.