Pam Geller has been banned from the U.K. for espousing views not “conducive to the public good”. She is, let us just say, chuffed, and her Canuck supporters overfoam with hatred and rage. Here’s part of the letter Ms. Geller received: A bit of a local angle to this story. Pam hit town last month. . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Pam Geller Banned From U.K.
This story tallies with what I’ve been hearing. A number of senate Tories aren’t down with the repeal of S-13, the hate speech provision in Canada’s Human Rights Act. After 2nd reading, it may disappear for months in committee. It may never re-emerge. Just maybe the notion that “limitations on expression should be subject to the built-in protections . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Law Repealing Hate Speech Provision Stuck in Senate
The hate-speech case against Arthur Topham, which I have written about on occasion, moves slowly forward. Topham has been discussing it at length on his website. His website’s cuckoo land, but there is an interesting bit reproduced below. Its some correspondence from a B.C. Ministry of Justice representative to Topham’s lawyer, Doug Christie:
You have also asked . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Truth Won’t A Defense In Any Arthur Topham Hate Speech Trial?
Looks like Arthur has finally been charged, and they’ve dinged him with a firearms offence for good measure. As I’ve written repeatedly over the past couple of months:The only difference [post Section 13] is that the police will sub-in for … . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: The World Post S13, Part Whatever
The latest update on the saga of Arthur Topham can be found here. For those unfamiliar with his story, a hate speech complaint (criminal code section 319) was recently filed against him after the repeal of section 13 made it impossible to deal with his wildly antisemitic writings via the HRC/tribunal process.
While Mr. Topham still cannot post . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Arthur Topham Update
The fight against hate continues, section 13 or not.
h/t. Some background here.
That’s not surprising. Interesting, though, in how Storseth chose to frame the repeal (in part at least) as a “tough on crime” measure:
Acts of hate speech are serious crimes that should be investigated by police officers, not civil servants, he said, and the cases should be handled by “real judges and real lawyers,” instead . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Section 13 (Hate Speech Provision) Of Canadian Human Rights Act Is Repealed
From Doug Christie’s newsletter. Updated from here. 319(2) is, of course, one of the Criminal Code hate speech provisions.
I have confirmed from several sources that this story is basically correct. Arthur Topham, publisher of The Radical Press, was indeed recently arrested for hate crimes, for among other things publishing material like The Biological Jew and The Protocols of The Elders of Zion on his website. So post section 13–assuming parliament finally passes Brian Storseth’s . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: The World Post Section 13