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Internet hate speech section of rights code could face repeal

Stand Up for Freedom Canada says: Stand Up for Freedom Canada says: Our hats go off to this courageous MP for standing up for freedom. But really, this should be a government bill, and with much more sweeping changes than Section 13.

Charles Lewis, National Post Sept 28 2011: A Tory MP plans to introduce legislation as early as Friday calling for the repeal of a section in the federal human rights code banning hate speech over the Internet. Despite being a backbencher, Brian Storseth is convinced the bill will succeed because nearly every Tory MP opposes Section 13, and he believes the Harper government wants to see it repealed.

“Section 13 suppresses the basic right to freedom of speech in our society that is guaranteed under the Charter of Rights & Freedoms,” said Mr. Storseth, who represents the Alberta riding of Westlock-St. Paul. Read more

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