However, there have been times when people have been prosecuted for things that they have done relating to freedom of expression. One example of this would be when Dr. Rocket and Dr. Price were taken to court for advertising their dental company. They were eventually charged with violating the prohibition of advertising under the health disciplines act. The reason that in Canada we prosecute people for this is to make sure that everyone has a fair chance. You see, if people were allowed to advertise health services , the richer ones would be able to afford it and the ones with less money wouldn't. Therefore the smaller ones with less money would go out of business. This is just one example of how in Canada we try our hardest to protect our people and give everyone a fair chance.
We protect our people in many other ways as well. This one example relates to children. A multinational company, Kellogg's were once prosecuted by The Supreme Court of Canada for advertising their cereal. They made a little cartoon advert that would appeal to children but what they didn't know was that in Canada it is illegal to advertise to children in cartoon form. They were sued for millions.
Quebec (a French-speaking province in Canada) has the authority to regulate media such as television. An example of this is when they try to protect their national language (French) by putting a ban on English/American advertising. There were mixed views within Canada regarding the ban.
Section 319 of the Canadian rights charter defines public incitement of hatred as an indictable offence. One such incident in which this was violated is the case of William Whatcott. Whatcott is a Canadian social conservative activist who campaigns against homosexuality and abortion. In