Canadian Blasphemy Law in Context: Press, Legislative, and Public Reactions
Annual Survey of International & Comparative Law, Vol. 16, p. 129, 2010
37 Pages Posted: 29 Oct 2009 Last revised: 12 Sep 2010
Date Written: October 29, 2009
Blasphemy law doesn't operate in a vacuum: journalists, social crusaders, and legislative reformists help shape what "blasphemy" means in any given society. This article attempts to place blasphemy in context by examining newspaper editorials, the works of anti-blasphemy campaigns, and a failed attempt to repeal Canada's blasphemy law in the House of Commons.
JEL Classification: K14, K42
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