Free Speech to criticize our federal politicians was removed by the Canadian Liberal Party and the Supreme Court of Canada upheld it ... not so much in the good old USA:
Justice Scalia began his concurrence by writing:I agree ... Ouch.
Of course the Supreme Court of the United States need not look so far a Moroco, Canada is right next door. We made speech by individuals illegal for the full run of a Federal election campaign. Worse, the Supreme Court of Canada said that the law was a necessary infringement to our freedom of expression, thus turning our freedom of expression into a privilege from a right. However, as with McCain Feingold in the USA, the Canadian Election Act provisions probably will not hold up to judicial scrutiny once someone is actually charged under the act.
(CP: Little Tobacco)