Canada considers new hate crimes regime

I am not going to do an analysis on this topic now. I have a conflict of interest because of my wife’s employer.  However, other people have done solid coverage on this. Thanks to Richard Franklin Carter for these links:

Kathleen Harris of CBC News reports:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/justice-committee-online-hate-steyn-1.5161259

In the Law Times, Gabrielle Giroday reports:

https://www.lawtimesnews.com/author/gabrielle-giroday/combating-online-hate-could-mean-legal-change-17280/

Marc Montgomery of Radio Canada International reports:

http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2019/05/16/hate-speech-or-freedom-of-expression-interview/

In the National Post, Stuart Thomson reports.

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/as-canadian-mps-weigh-how-to-police-online-hate-one-proposes-new-body-to-give-tickets-or-warnings-to-offenders

May 2:

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/people-need-to-be-told-that-expressing-hate-online-is-illegal-justice-committee-hears

Wallis Snowdon of CBC News reports:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/white-power-music-internet-youtube-1.5138731

COMMENTARY

In The London Free Press, Anthony Furey comments:

https://lfpress.com/opinion/columnists/furey-a-decade-later-canadas-free-speech-debate-is-back-with-a-vengeance/wcm/39381f00-25da-41f7-b9f2-ed8e5dd0eabb

An editorial writer at Postmedia comments:

https://lfpress.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-free-speech-matters/wcm/b9f97565-9112-4ce9-a6ff-0b7c31c03f1c

In The Post Millennial, Libby Emmons and Barrett Wilson comment:

https://www.thepostmillennial.com/no-theres-no-rise-in-hate-theres-a-rise-in-panic/

In The Nelson Daily, David V. Johnson comments:

https://thenelsondaily.com/news/opinion-how-do-we-pry-apart-true-and-compelling-false-and-toxic

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The official website of Canada’s Parliament provides basic facts about the committee and its work.

This page shows photos of the committee members and displays their party affiliations:

https://www.ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/JUST

This news release (dated April 11) announces the committee’s intention to investigate online hatred:

https://www.ourcommons.ca/DocumentViewer/en/42-1/JUST/news-release/10418091

This page lists all past committee meetings that were devoted to the discussion of online hatred:

https://www.ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/JUST/Meetings