When Should I Complain?

Fake News / Disinformation

The Act does:

  • permit communication of one’s personal views and opinions.

The Act does not:

  • permit the publication or distribution of any material that both (1) aims to mislead the public and (2) implies that it was made, distributed, transmitted or published by or under the authority of:
    • the Chief Electoral Officer
    • a returning officer
    • a political party
    • a candidate
    • a prospective candidate.

(for related items, see False Statements)

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