William Whatcott

Whatcott flyers were hate speech, Supreme Court rules

To many, the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in the case of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission vs. William Whatcott was a triumph for the rights of vulnerable groups to be protected from the harm caused by extreme expressions of hate and discrimination.

To others, it was a triumph of censorship and a blow against the democratic principles of freedom of expression and religion.

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Top court weighs free speech vs. hate protection (Canada)

The country's highest court heard arguments pitting freedom of expression against laws banning hate speech Wednesday, setting the stage for an eventual ruling on what is more in need of protection: groups targeted with hatred, or a citizen's right to speak freely.

It could take the Supreme Court months to decide on which side they fall in the case of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission versus William Whatcott.

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