Post Tagged with: "human rights"

Report Recommends Repealing Hate Speech Provision

The National Post reports that an independent report by Professor Richard Moon has recommended that the controversial hate speech provision in the Human Rights Act be repealed.  The report was commissioned by the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

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November 24, 2008 8 comments News

NB Politician Files Human Rights Complaint Over Lack of Broadband Access

The Daily Gleaner reports that Jack Carr, a Conservative candidate in a New Brunswick by-election, has filed a human rights complaint over the lack of high-speed Internet access in rural parts of the province.  The complaint names the provincial government, Aliant, and Rogers.

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October 20, 2008 2 comments News

Federal Court Issues Reasons for Anti-Net Hate Injunction

The Federal Court has issued its reasons for issuing an injunction against a series of Internet hate postings.  In Canadian Human Rights Commission v. Winnicki, the presiding judge had seemingly little difficulty in finding that: 1. The speech at issue constituted hate speech and thus was unlawful.2. The Supreme Court […]

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November 18, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Rules Against Net Hate on Google Newsgroup

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has issued a ruling against a Canadian man for posting anti-semitic content on a Google newsgroup in violation of the Canadian Human Rights Act.  The Canadian Human Rights Commission, which enforces Tribunal rulings, wrote to Google to advise the company of the decision.  The Commission […]

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July 19, 2005 2 comments News