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

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Jeremy Patrick

University of Southern Queensland School of Law

Date Written: October 29, 2009

Abstract

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.

Keywords: blasphemy

JEL Classification: K14, K42

Suggested Citation

Patrick, Jeremy J., Canadian Blasphemy Law in Context: Press, Legislative, and Public Reactions (October 29, 2009). Annual Survey of International & Comparative Law, Vol. 16, p. 129, 2010 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1496596

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