Bill C-304: Hate Speech Clause’s Repeal Gives White Supremacists Rare Moment of Glee

Daniel Tencer, Huffington Post, June 8, 2012

A Conservative private members’ bill that repeals part of Canada’s hate speech laws has passed the House of Commons with scant media attention, and even less commentary. But it’s being cheered by many Canadian conservatives as a victory for freedom of speech. And it’s being cheered most vocally by another group: White supremacists.

Bill C-304, introduced by Conservative backbencher Brian Storseth, repeals Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, which bans hate speech transmitted over the Internet or by telephone. It passed third reading in the House of Commons on Thursday and is now headed to the Senate.

This is a huge victory for freedom in Canada,” a poster calling him or herself “CanadaFirst” posted on the website of StormFront, a notorious white supremacist group. “However, we still have other unjust Zionist ‘hate’ laws that need to go.”

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The new law doesn’t make hate speech legal on the web or by phone—hate speech remains illegal under the Criminal Code. But by removing it from the Canadian Human Rights Act, it takes away the authority of the country’s human rights commissions to investigate online hate speech and request that violating websites be taken down.

That has alarmed the Canadian Bar Association, which said in a recent report it’s concerned that the law may be the start of a campaign by the Conservatives to weaken Canada’s human rights laws.

“The debate surrounding the expediency of section 13 has become the proxy for an open assault on the very existence of an administrative framework to protect human rights in this country,” the CBA stated.

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But human rights commissions have become bogeymen to many Canadian conservatives, and some others, who have campaigned for years to eliminate them altogether, painting them as bureaucratic tools of censorship.

In one famous case, conservative media icon Ezra Levant was hauled in front of an Alberta tribunal to explain his decision to run controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohamed in the magazine he ran at the time, the Western Standard.

Levant became a cause celebre for opponents of the commissions, and his decision to republish the cartoons online on the day of his human rights hearing was hailed as heroic by many conservatives.

But all the opposition parties voted against the private members’ bill in Parliament Thursday, with NDP public safety critic Randall Garrison arguing that it would now be much harder to prevent hate speech online.

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  • Church_of_Jed

    That’s how they’ll get us, eventually.  Use the ad hominem attack on free speech by calling it “hate speech favored by White supremacists”.

    Why isn’t the term “White privilege” treated the same way as the n-word? 

    “White privilege” is an ugly smear campaign against the entire White community and is based on lies that target us with bias, bigotry, hatred, and creates a dangerous climate that legitimizes violence against vulnerable and at risk Whites who make the mistake of walking alone where “teens and youth” can attack with impunity.

    • Sheila Dinehart

      what on earth will the leftist do without being able to  use hate speech to incite hate?  the splc is in point of fact is one big hatespeech in and of itself…white privilege is a concept in a slogan or a slogan in a concept…ever notice how so many of the eager to shed my white skin privilege in order to create a better world for the colored and oppressed peoples of the world were and are anything but *white*?…what a trick…not every one is fooled… 

      • Anonymous

        If whites weren’t scared of being called racists, Tim Wise, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Michael Moore and tons of others of their ilk wouldn’t be pushing their nonsense.

  • Hirschibold

    The state does not fear ridiculous or false ideologies. These people are generally left to spout their insanity. There is an author named David Icke who believes that the world is controlled by lizards called Annunaki who eat human flesh and intermarry with humans. No one in America is trying to censor him, because they know he is ridiculous. You want to know why the Left is so desperate to censor/shut down a venue like Amren?

    Here’s why: I’ve sent the Craig Boedeker interview with Jared Taylor to several friends and family members to gauge their reactions. The almost-unanimous consensus is “Okay, pretty much everything this guy says is reasonable and true.” That’s a problem for the Left, and their only answer is to try to shut down free speech and limit national exposure of alternative viewpoints. They get to chose the poster boys for any movement they don’t like, and they naturally try to film/interview the least articulate people they can find, in order to frame the narrative.   

    • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

      Why do you think Art Bell/George Noory are on 500+ radio stations (all of them FCC licensed), telling you “what the government doesn’t want you to know” about space goobers from Fezeliginibaluten 6, yet Jared Taylor can count the number of times he’s on broadcast terrestrial media in a year on one hand?

      • Hirschibold

         I enjoy “Coast to Coast” but it is bread and circuses. Even the channels that are ostensibly about education are a joke, i.e. the History Channel and Arts & Entertainment.

      • ATBOTL

        All that conspiracy stuff has been holding nationalists in America back for many decades.  If you go on Stormfront now, it seems like a third of posters are primarily interested in discussing non-racial conspiracy theories rather than actual current events and real world politics and history.  

  • Hirschibold

     At least Stormfront has sections on their website for “antis” and opposing viewpoints. The comments section of Timwise.org has been closed for months. It certainly says something about the discourse when “Nazis” value free speech more than “anti-racists.”

    Forgive the use of scare quotes, but I don’t think they’re Nazis anymore than Wise is anti-racist.

    • shawnmer

      Indeed.  Tim Wise is not “anti-racist.”  He is simply a white guy who has chosen to fight on any side other than his own. 

      • Anon12

        Tim Wise is Jewish…..he is siding with his own.

      • MissBonnie123

        You are correct. Tim Wise is not anti-racist. He is anti-white.

        • Anonymous

          Anti-racist is codespeech for antiwhite.  If some liberal says “That’s white supremacist mantra”, then ask them why they only equate racism with white people?  Ask them why they aren’t calling the murder of whites by blacks all across the world as “racism”?  Ask them if they consider China’s treatment of Nigerian immigrants as “racist”?  Ask them if it’s racist that Japan doesn’t want different races of people living there?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Hulsey/100002561657868 Michael Hulsey

    No surprise, most of the commenters on the Huffington Post are immensely ignorant as usual.

    This was never about incitement to violence, which has always been and still is illegal.  This was about making it legal to say ‘hurtful’ things about people and groups.   Essentially Canadian hate speech laws have been, up until this moment, the equivalent of ‘your rights end where my feelings begin.’

    It’s still illegal to say mean things in real life in Canada, but hey at least you can do it on the internet now.

    • alastairabbacle

      Exactly!

      1. Determine what people’s feelings will be through cultural indoctrination. Make this feelings, unbeknownst to the feeler, line up with the twisted agenda of the ruling elite.

      2. Make “offending someone” or “hurting their feelings” a crime.

      3. Left-wing agenda: push it through

  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

     George Noory was in St. Louis for a lot of years before he took over C2C.  He was a news director for the then- (and still) top rated local newscast for quite some time, then gave up that grind to go into radio.  His local show was political/hard news, but he quickly took up the Art Bell schtick when he was discovered and slid in his place.  However, he’s slowly sliding C2C back to a bit of hard news and politics.  Actually, C2C with Art Bell started political, he did the uFOOLogy nonsense one night a week, but he slowly transitioned to all aliens all the time.

    • MikeofAges

       What’s wrong with all aliens all the time on one show? I have no problem with all lefties all the time on one station or one show. All of my radios have either a dial or digital tuning. What I worry about is making all stations (and all media outlets of all kinds) carry the same spectrum of content. See my post here about controlling what kind of opposition is allowed to exist. And, come to think of it, what kind of concurrence as well.

  • MikeofAges

    Largely, they are in interested in controlling how you say it. What they do not want is vivid, personally expressive speech or speech incorporating elements of sarcasm, invective, satire or anything that would grab people’s attention. That, you might want to know, is why they detest talk show host Michael Savage. Savage doesn’t say anything different than a lot of conservatives. He is more moderate, and certainly more tolerant, than of them. His histrionics, not his message, is what disturbs the left. Their way, really, is to control what kind of opposition to them is allowed to exist. That’s the way it was getting to be in that advanced socialist experiment, East Germany, before the experiment was so rudely interrupted.

    • alastairabbacle

      Think of the soothing NPR voices.
      This is the metastization the hippie “just chill out” modus operandi.
      No controversy, no judgement, no fun. We all have to agree, and use indoor voices.

    • anonymous_amren

       Actually, I agree with them about that. I just wish they weren’t such a bunch of hypocrits. If they were capable of sitting down and having a reasoned conversation, they would soon come to agree with us.

  • Sheila Dinehart

    Why are white supremicists so feared?  Because they should be…

  • http://jewamongyou.wordpress.com/ Reuben H

    “That has alarmed the Canadian Bar Association, which said in a recent report it’s concerned that the law may be the start of a campaign by the Conservatives to weaken Canada’s human rights laws.”

    It seems the Canadian Bar Association has forgotten that freedom of speech is, itself, a human right. Among the most important of them in fact.

    http://www.jewamongyou.wordpress.com

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/AKAY5CJ6NMQVMUPJCGUWJKSLQQ Peppermint

      As long as you keep focused on Jews, you miss the central role played by SWPL traitors.  This is not a game, 150-250 generations of white people depend on us to keep our people alive, if the anti-whites keep the policies they have in place right now we could be the second-to-last generation of whites.  Jews are 2% of the United States, they certainly advocated for anti-white laws, but they didn’t pass them.  White anti-whites did, after mommy professor eliminated our racial consciousness.  Telling our fellow whites about Jews will do precisely dick.  We must rebuild racial consciousness.

      • http://jewamongyou.wordpress.com/ Reuben H

         “Focused on Jews”? I’m not sure what you mean.

  • Anonymous

    The liberals only want to hear speech that doesn’t conflict with their anti-white, anti-male, anti-Christian and anti-Western agenda.  If you understand that, all of their other manipulating tactics make sense.  They don’t call it a “hate crime” to attack whites or for liberal occupy wall street types to crap on cop cars or for those leftists to shout down conservative speakers.

  • Anonymous

    “No doubt many of these ‘white supremacists’ Are quite repugnant.”

    As compared to blacks who are beating us, robbing us, raping women and killing us?  As compared to illegal mexican drug cartels?  As compared to liberals with having sex out in public, pooping on cop cars and being violent against business people during the Occupy Movement?  As compared to muslims beheading people?

    If a white person says they are “against white supremacy” ask them then if they live in a majority white area or majority nonwhite area.  If it’s the former, then you got them in a corner.  Tell them if they really didn’t believe in white supremacy, then they would move to a black neighborhood or to Africa or to Mexico, etc.  All these liberals and neocons who actively fight against whites or rip on whites most often will live in a nice white neighborhood free from the “poor, disadvantaged blacks and hispanics” they claim to care about.  Never miss an opportunity to expose these anti-white peddling frauds for what they are.

  • SLCain

    ““The debate surrounding the expediency of section 13 has become the
    proxy for an open assault on the very existence of an administrative
    framework to protect human rights in this country,” the CBA stated.”

    That is an especially Orwellian turn of phrase – to say that a law which muzzles people from freely speaking their mind “protects human rights”.

  • anarchyst

    Ernst Zundel and David Irving are two historians that have been harassed and (in Zundel’s case) IMPRISONED for speaking out the TRUTH.
    It is a good sign that Canada’s “human rights (for some) commission has had its wings clipped . . .

  • http://thewhitechrist.wordpress.com/ Fr. John+

    ““This is a huge victory for freedom in Canada,” a poster calling him or herself “CanadaFirst” posted on the website of StormFront, a notorious white supremacist group. “However, we still have other unjust Zionist ‘hate’ laws that need to go.”

    “If it walks like a duck….” Just sayin…

  • http://thewhitechrist.wordpress.com/ Fr. John+

    Gee, Sue. Like, I’m totally shocked….