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Publisher defies ‘junk lawsuit’ over Muhammad cartoons

Date: 20 Feb, 2014

IN HONOUR of World Press Freedom Day, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) held a panel discussion May 3 at the University of Toronto.Entitled ‘Drawing Controversy: The Muhammad Cartoons,’ the event addressed the backlash of militant Muslims against Danish caricatures of Islam’s most sacred prophet. The panel of media experts asked: “What have we learned? […]

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Protocols of Hate Block Peace

Date: 20 Feb, 2014

A joke that circulated in various forms during the Second World War imagined a confrontation between a Nazi and a Jew. “The Jews are the cause of all of the problems of the world ” says the Nazi. The Jew nods sagely and replies: “Yes, the Jews and the bicycle riders.” “Why the bicycle riders?” […]

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The free-speech tipping point

Date: 20 Feb, 2014

When it comes to curbing hate crimes, there’s good news and bad news. That’s bad news, says B’nai Brith’s MARVIN KURZ – by Marvin Kurz Sometimes an old joke has a timely moral. Before sending her somewhat sheltered son off for his first day at school, Goldie hugged him and said: “Good luck, sweetie. Be […]

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Warring couples misuse courts, judge says

Date: 20 Feb, 2014

Breaking News KIRK MAKIN, Globe and Mail Wednesday, April 09 4:31 AM An Ontario judge has criticized the criminal-court system for permitting warring spouses to lodge assault charges as part of a strategy aimed at winning custody of their children. Ontario Court Judge Bruce Pugsley expressed frustration that a spouse can cause family-law havoc, setting […]

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Judge finds court abused in spousal assault case

Date: 20 Feb, 2014

WES KELLER, Orangeville Citizen In what is likely to be seen as a landmark case, Ontario Court Justice Bruce Pugsley has found that the criminal court system was misused by a father to gain custody of his children in a marriage that was “inevitably” doomed.In a 10-page written judgment, Judge Pugsley found that although Alison […]

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Divorce’s atomic bomb: false abuse allegations

Date: 20 Feb, 2014

SARAH HAMPSON, Globe and Mail April 24, 2008 at 9:48 AM EDT The charges were eventually dropped, and his criminal record expunged, but the action had the desired effect. He was traumatized. She had exacted her revenge. They had been married for 20 years when she discovered, through an e-mail account, that he was having […]

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Ruling reserved in case to strike down section of Human Rights Act

Date: 20 Feb, 2014

KIRK MAKIN Globe and Mail Update September 17, 2008 TORONTO β€” Behind every genocide and pogrom in history lies a trail of racially intolerant screeds that helped distort the way a minority group was viewed, a human rights tribunal hearing was told Wednesday.β€œThe road to Auschwitz was paved with hate propaganda, Mein Kampf and the […]

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Teen enters brainwashing battle to seek brothers’ release from parents

Date: 20 Feb, 2014

KIRK MAKIN March 10, 2009 BRAMPTON, ONT. — JUSTICE REPORTER An 18-year-old asked a court yesterday to let him rescue his brothers from the clutches of psychiatric deprogramming therapists and “incompetent” parents battling for control of their children. The young man injected himself into the parental alienation case after his brothers – aged 12 and […]

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