LeRoy St. Germaine, the publisher of the Toronto publication Your Ward News has been sentenced to one year of strict house arrest. Its editor, James Sears, will spend a year in jail, if he loses his appeal. They were both convicted of spreading hate against Jews and women. This is the first time a court has punished hate speech against women.
My friend Franklin Carter has collected news stories and commentary about this case. Here’s a list of current articles about the case and the convictions.
The Canadian Press reports:
Adrian Ghobrial of Toronto’s CityNews reports:
Tiffany Lam of CBC News reports:
Kerri Breen of Global News reports:
Paul Lungen of The Canadian Jewish News reports:
Joanna Lavoie of Toronto.com reports:
Colin Perkel of the Canadian Press reports:
Mack Lamoureux of Vice reports:
In The Globe and Mail, Marcus Gee comments:
Rosie DiManno of the Toronto Star writes:
B’nai Brith Canada comments:
Warren Kinsella comments:
LeRoy St. Germaine of Your Ward News comments: