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  • Free Dominion Shut Down by Lawfare

    02/23/2014 7:43:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Free Dominion, one of the arch-foes of the Canadian Gun Registry, has been shut down. The conservative website, Free Dominion, has shut down after a long legal battle with censorship champion lawyer Richard Warman.  Warman gained notoriety for his attacks on conservative sites by using the "hate speech" law in Canada (the Canadian Human Rights Commission) to censor speech he disagreed with.   He was essentially the only person using the law and the process.  The CHRC became his personal tool of repression.  He had considerable success, though the CHRC has since been reformed by parliament as a result....
  • Supreme Court upholds Canada’s hate speech laws in case involving anti-gay crusader

    02/27/2013 10:45:20 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 9 replies
    http://news.nationalpost.com/ ^ | Feb 27, 2013 | J Brean
    Canada’s human rights hate speech laws are a constitutionally valid limit on freedom of expression, the Supreme Court has unanimously ruled in a landmark judgment. The judgment in the case of William Whatcott of Saskatchewan reaffirms the Canadian approach to hate speech, that it can be limited by law to address the problem of hate speech, unlike the American approach, in which speech cannot be limited except in the most extreme circumstances. But it upheld the controversial legal concept of speech that is “likely to expose” certain groups to hatred. “The difficulty of establishing causality and the seriousness of the...