In the 2010 case of Citizens United v Federal Election Commission, a narrow 5–4 majority of the United States Supreme Court overturned decades of jurisprudence by striking down any limitation on what corporations can spend on indirect electioneering. While the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms upholds a similarly robust protection of political speech under its freedom of expression provision, an analogous case at the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) in 2004 resulted in a much different outcome.
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