Great News: House of Commons votes to Scrap Section 13

07 Jun 2012 Great News: House of Commons votes to Scrap Section 13

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tional Post, June 7 2012: OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives voted late Wednesday to repeal controversial sections of the Canadian Human Rights Act banning hate speech on the ternet, backing a bill they say promotes freedom of expression and would have the courts play a larger role in handling hate-crime cases.

a free vote of 153 to 136, the Tory caucus supported a private member’s bill from Alberta Conservative MP Brian Storseth that would scrap Section 13 of the human rights code, which deals with complaints regarding “the communication of hate messages by telephone or on the ternet.”


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