human rights

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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Bill C-304: Hate Speech Clause's Repeal Gives White Supremacists Rare Moment Of Glee

A Conservative private members’ bill that repeals part of Canada’s hate speech laws has passed the House of Commons with scant media attention, and even less commentary. But it's being cheered by many Canadian conservatives as a victory for freedom of speech. And it's being cheered most vocally by another group: White supremacists.

Terry Tremaine Neo-Nazi case won’t be heard by Supreme Court, Human Rights Tribunal ruling stands

OTTAWA — Canada’s top court will not hear an appeal in a case involving a neo-Nazi leader’s web postings that could have determined the power of Canada’s quasi-judicial human rights tribunals.

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