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Quebec Proposed Ban on Internet Gambling Sites Shot Down by Superior Court ​

Thursday, August 2, 2018  
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Quebec Proposed Ban on Internet Gambling Sites Shot Down by Superior Court

Quebec's attempt to ban its citizens' access to online gaming websites unauthorized by the state-run gambling corporation is unconstitutional because it infringes upon federal jurisdiction, indicated a recent Superior Court ruling.

The province adopted legislation in 2016 forcing internet service providers to block access to online gambling sites unauthorized by Loto-Quebec, sparking accusations the government was trying to censor part of the internet and violate the concept of net neutrality.

 

But Quebec didn't have the authority to do that because its law touched on telecommunications and criminal law, both federal competencies, the court ruled in a July 18 decision.  Click HERE to read more.


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