The Sex Party was ready to party over its "victory" in Federal Court, which ruled that Canada Post must rewrite its guidelines on what constitutes explicit sex.
We consider this a victory, said John Ince, the president of the Sex Party, a registered political party in British Caledonia I think it's a victory for the rule of law. It's saying that Canada Post is not above the law. It can't just ignore
cabinet regulations and just do whatever it wants in the area of sex.
Ince was reacting to a decision by Federal Court Justice Michel Beaudry to the Sex Party's challenge of Canada Post's refusal to deliver a mass mail-out of a political pamphlet during the 2006 federal election because it deemed it offensive and sexually
explicit without explaining what that meant.
We are trying to make our society, and especially our government institutions, more tolerant and accepting of healthy sexual expression, said Ince.
The pamphlet was titled Politics for a Sex-Positive Future. It contained erotic art images and outlined the party's platform.
Canada Post has been relying on basically an illegal internal rule to prohibit our material and, indeed, all sexual material, said Ince.
He said that the government had previously ruled that the mail must be delivered unless the contents were illegal.
The court gave Canada Post six months to rewrite its policy.
We're examining our policies, said Lillian Au, spokeswoman for Canada Post.