The House of Commons recently passed a private member's bill, Bill C-304, to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act, repealing Section 13, the "hate speech" clause, in its entirety.
B'nai Brith tried to stonewall Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QuAIA) from marching in the Toronto Pride Parade. This 'Not Rex' commentary explains why it's good that they failed.
On June 6, Canadians lost a valuable tool in the fight against discrimination and hate. Through a backdoor private member's bill, the government repealed Section 13 of the Human Rights Act.
Edward C. Corrigan
At stake here are the issues of censorship of political speech and perhaps the future of LGBT politics.
Many people don't understand how science works -- its limitations as well as its benefits. This has led to confusion over issues that could have a profound effect on society.
Academic conferences don't usually muster public attention, but organizers of a conference on Israel/Palestine found themselves at the centre of a media storm. Jon Thompson was asked to investigate.
What does the police killing of a homeless man in San Francisco have to do with the Arab Spring uprisings from Tunisia to Syria? The attempt to suppress the protests that followed.
On This Day
The United Nations General Assembly has declared May 3 to be World Press Freedom Day.
Carmelle Wolfson was in court as activist Jaggi Singh pleaded guilty to 'counselling to commit mischief ' by calling for the G20 fence in Toronto to be torn down. Guilt lies elsewhere, she believes.
Former British MP George Galloway is suing the Canadian government for $1.5 million. In an interview he describes why.