Be glad that we have a constitution to protect our freedom of speech. The Globe and Mail: Angry consumer wins out over bylaw.
A furious Quebec consumer had the constitutional right to erect a sign denouncing an insurance company that he felt had done him wrong, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled yesterday.
The court said that consumers not only have a right to express their dissatisfaction with products or services — including on Internet sites — but also to read what others have to say.
Consumers may express their frustration or disappointment with a product or service,” Mr. Justice Louis LeBel wrote for a 9-0 majority. “This type of communication may be of considerable social importance — even beyond this merely commercial sphere.”[Privacy Digest]