On In a decision decision that came out on January 31st, the Federal Court of Appeal ruled that Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, which makes it a crime to communicate something which "may" result in someone feeling hated, is both constitutional and in accord with freedom of expression.
The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms has provided a petition (click here) petition (click here) calling on the Legislature of BC, AB, and SK to amend their respective human rights codes and acts to protect free expression. We encourage our readers to print it off, get some signatures, and follow the instructions on the petition:
This is a sad story sad story of a despicable and cowardly person who anonymously wrote a hateful letter to her neighbour. In it, she ranted about the neighbour’s autistic grandson, telling her that the boy, a “wild animal”, ought to be euthanized.
In racism claims, it seems the BC Human Rights Tribunal gives preference to allegations of racist behaviour (by visible minorities) over conclusive proof of non-racist behaviour (by corporations or members of the visible majority). Here’s the story
A number of years ago, I once jokingly said that maybe one day even Facebook posts would be subject to Human Rights complaints. I guess I forgot to knock on wood. Earlier this summer the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
I was going to open this post by complaining about the derogation of real human rights or the continuing absurdity of Canada’s “human rights” complaints, but that line is starting to get a little repetitive (see some of the recent stories below).