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Arif Virani Holodomor by Mykola Swarnyk, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Government Appoints New Chief of Canadian Human Rights Commission Who Linked To Articles Comparing Israelis to Nazis, Called for Israel Boycott, and Shared Platform With Banned Organization

The Globe and Mail features a bombshell story today on a recent government appointment of the chief of the Canadian Human Rights Commission that not only calls into question its vetting process, but the fairness of the body charged with addressing online hate in Bill C-63. Less than two weeks ago, Justice Minister Arif Virani announced that Birju Dattani had been appointed as Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission for five years. The position is particularly important at this moment given the proposed changes to the Canada Human Rights Act in the Online Harms bill that would expand the scope of Commission work on online hate, including the prospect of dealing with thousands of complaints. Yet what the release did not say is that Birju Dattani once went by the name Mujahid Dattani. Search under that name and it reveals a deeply troubling record of posts and appearances that call into question the ability for Jewish or Zionist Canadians to get a fair, impartial hearing at the Commission.

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June 25, 2024 29 comments News

Human Rights Commission Argues For Continued Role in Addressing Online Hate

The Globe reports that Canada's Human Rights Commission has rejected suggestions that it stop investigating hate messages on the Internet, saying the issue shouldn't be left solely to the Criminal Code. The commission argues that both the criminal code and the Canadian Human Rights Act should be used to deal […]

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June 11, 2009 2 comments News

Human Rights Complaint Against Free Dominion Dropped

A Human Rights Commission complaint launched against FreeDominion.ca has been dropped.

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August 6, 2007 Comments are Disabled News

FreeDominion Hit With Human Rights Complaint

FreeDominion.ca has been hit with a human rights complaint. The complaint arises from a post that allegedly attacks Muslims.

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July 24, 2007 Comments are Disabled News

One Man’s War on Internet Hate

The Ottawa Citizen profiles Richard Warman, who has lodged 15 complaints with the Canadian Human Rights Commission against neo-Nazis and white supremacists for spreading hatred on the Internet against Jews, blacks, homosexuals and other target groups.

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July 11, 2007 2 comments News