Supreme Court of Canada releases hate speech decision

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

This morning the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision on the case of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission v. William Whatcott. The ruling is considered to be a landmark decision for free expression in Canada, impacting the interpretation and strength of hate speech legislation in the country.

CJFE was one of 20 intervenors on the case, and one of only two mentioned in the Supreme Court's ruling.

Read CJFE’s statement on the ruling

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Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling
Whatcott v. Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission

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