The problem with some folks is they can’t accept the fact an opinion exists of which they don’t approve. The problem with politicians is they feel compelled to pander to the people who cannot accept another’s point of view. Combine
As I’ve written many times before Quesnel, BC, resident Arthur Topham is embroiled in a battle for his Right to Freedom of Speech. Those who dislike what Arthur has to say used both Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights
Since 1978 the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal had a 100% conviction rate for cases brought before the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) under Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act. This perfect conviction rate is hardly a surprise given
The Arthur Topham criminal “hate speech” case here in British Columbia continues to leave me scratching my head in amazement that we actually pay Crown Prosecutors good money to act like such idiots. I’m specifically talking about Quesnel Crown Counsel
Bill C-304 History Brian Storseth introduced his Private Member’s Bill C-304 to repeal Section 13 (and its resultant penalty clause in Section 54) of the Canadian Human Rights Act on September 30, 2011. On June 6, 2012 Parliament Repealed Section
There is a very simple reason why “hate speech” laws do not and can not work. You simply cannot “ban” an emotion, any more than gun grabbers can ban stupid people. You cannot legislate away stupidity, nor can you legislate
From the beginning Arthur Topham’s case puzzled me. Charging Mr. Topham with “wilfully promoting hatred” under Section 319(2) of the Criminal Code of Canada seemed excessive given he already faces charges under Section 13(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act.