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Date: 20 Feb, 2014

Human rights codes do far more good than harm. Even if you agree with Ezra Levant’s decision to publish the controversial cartoons of Mohammed, that’s no reason to call for an end to human rights commissions MARVIN KURZ Special to Globe and Mail Update In February, Ezra Levant decided to parachute straight into the eye […]

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SUPREME COURT OF CANADA

Date: 20 Feb, 2014

Date: 20050224 Docket: 29865 Between: [divider type=”simple”] Her Majesty the Queen Appellant [dropcap type=”simple” text_color=”#f47364″]V[/dropcap] Krystopher Krymowski, Ryan Douglas Marshall, Quinn Mason McFarlane, Michael Peter Schultz, J.J.V. and A.M.V. Respondents ‑ and ‑ Attorney General of Canada, League for Human Rights of B’Nai Brith Canada and Canadian Jewish Congress Interveners Coram: McLachlin C.J. and Major, […]

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Ross v. New Brunswick School District No. 15

Date: 20 Feb, 2014

Present: Lamer C.J. and La Forest, L’Heureux-Dubé, Sopinka, Gonthier, Cory, McLachlin, Iacobucci and Major JJ. ON APPEAL FROM THE COURT OF APPEAL FOR NEW BRUNSWICK [divider type=”simple”] David Attis, appellant [dropcap type=”simple” text_color=”#f47364″]V[/dropcap] The Board of School Trustees, District No. 15, respondent, and The Human Rights Commission of New Brunswick, Malcolm Ross, the Department of […]

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Protocols of hate block peace in the Mideast

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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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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