CANADA WHEREAS the Canadian Supreme Court of]ustice last May declared unconstitutional the provision of the Federal Elections Act (S.332.1) whereby a ban was imposed on opinion polls in the last three days offederal elections the Court found that there was no evidence that late polls exert undue influence on voters so close to voting day and that the electoral ban violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Principle 5 of the Declaration of Chapultepec states that prior censorship directly contradicts freedom of the press THE IAPA GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLVES to support the Canadian Supreme Court of Justice ruling on the illegal nature of bans on late opinion polls during elections to request from all governments that they repeal all bans on opinion polls during elections to reiterate that prior censorship of information violates the fundamental rights to information, of freedom of speech and of the press which are guaranteed by international law and the Declaration of Chapultepec.