The federal government's Bill C-13 has come in for a good deal of well-deserved criticism — principally for being in fact an omnibus bill and for increasing the power of authorities to invade our privacy. A recent critique of the bill by Peter Nowak in Canadian Business caught my attention because it reminded me that it's still illegal to publish a crime comic. The prohibition occurs in s.613 of the Criminal Code:
163. (1) Every one commits an offence who . . .
(b) makes, prints, publishes, distributes, sells or has in his possession for the purpose
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