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Blasphemy in Pre-Criminal Code Canada: Two Sketches


Jeremy Patrick


University of Southern Queensland School of Law

May 15, 2009

Saint Thomas Law Review, Vol. 22, p. 341, 2010

Abstract:     
This article briefly explores the history of legal prohibitions on blasphemy in Pre-Criminal Code Canada by researching the documentary record of two specific time-periods: Quebec in the New France era and rural Ontario during the early 1800s. The article suggests that blasphemy prosecutions were relatively rare and that blasphemers were treated relatively leniently in light of the harsh punishments available.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 21

Keywords: blasphemy, blasphemous libel

JEL Classification: K14, K42

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Date posted: May 17, 2009 ; Last revised: June 16, 2010

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Patrick, Jeremy, Blasphemy in Pre-Criminal Code Canada: Two Sketches (May 15, 2009). Saint Thomas Law Review, Vol. 22, p. 341, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1405603

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