May 17, 2022

Research Resource: “Hate Speech and Freedom of Expression: Legal Boundaries in Canada” (Library of Parliament Background Paper)

From the Introduction to the Library of Parliament (Canada) Paper:

2018-09-03_21-38-43This paper explores the different types of restrictions that have been used in Canada to address the promotion of hatred and other related and potentially harmful forms of expression, such as the glorification of terrorism or the display of an intent to discriminate. It includes information on other ways in which crimes motivated by hatred are addressed in the criminal sentencing process and are tracked by law enforcement agencies. It also reviews some aspects of the debate surrounding ways to address hate propaganda.

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