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While we await the Whatcott decision: A review of Canada’s ‘hate speech’ laws (video)

Brian Lilley writes:

Tomorrow morning we find out where the court stands, today here is where the groups stand.

Those who supported free speech

  • William Whatcott
  • Canadian Constitution Foundation
  • Canadian Civil Liberties Association
  • Catholic Civil Rights League and Faith and Freedom Alliance
  • The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
  • Christian Legal Fellowship
  • Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
  • Association for Reformed Political Action Canada (denied intervener status)

Those who opposed free speech

  • Attorney General for Saskatchewan
  • Attorney General of Alberta
  • Canadian Human Rights Commission
  • Alberta Human Rights Commission
  • Egale Canada Inc.
  • Ontario Human Rights Commission
  • Canadian Jewish Congress
  • Unitarian Congregation of Saskatoon and Canadian Unitarian Council
  • Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Northwest Territories Human Rights Commission and Yukon Human Rights Commission
  • League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada
  • United Church of Canada
  • Assembly of First Nations, Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and Métis Nation-Saskatchewan
  • African Canadian Legal Clinic
  • Attorney General of Canada (originally sought to intervene and then withdrew)


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