Saturday, February 23, 2013
Law Repealing Hate Speech Provision Stuck in Senate
This story tallies with what I've been hearing. A number of senate Tories aren't down with the repeal of S-13, the hate speech provision in Canada's Human Rights Act. After 2nd reading, it may disappear for months in committee. It may never re-emerge. Just maybe the notion that "limitations on expression should be subject to the built-in protections of real courts through libel and slander laws and hate speech provisions in the Criminal Code" is looking less persuasive after this and this.