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MPs vote to repeal hate-speech sections of human-rights act.

Once again Alberta politicians prove our ignorance in regards to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, moving this private member bill through a majority government by the Conservatives saying that not being able to communicate hate via telephone and internet impunes our guaranteed Freedom of Speech in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms…uhm…We do not have Freedom of Speech in Canada, we have Freedom of Expression in Canada, and what this stipulation in the Human Rights Act was enforcing was that right, here is the repealed section:

http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca/proactive_initiatives/hoi_hsi/qa_qr/page1-eng.aspx

Charter of Rights and Freedoms here:

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/charter/

Here are our fundamental freedoms:

Fundamental freedoms

2. Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:

(a) freedom of conscience and religion;

(b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;

(c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and

(d) freedom of association.

Taking a basic Grade 11 law class in Public School will help one understand these.

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  1. LawScribes says:

    Reblogged this on Lighthouse Legal Affairs.

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