IDAHOTIB: addressing hatred online at Parliament.

Hate propaganda acts by creating anger or disgust towards a person or group because of their identity. It often specifically targets people over their gender identity or sexual orientation.

BC Liberals need to jettison their social-conservative fringe and clean up

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BC Liberals are discovering a problem with building their political movement's coalition around the demands of deeply social-conservative groups is that they can be intransigent and unrepresentative of the values the party really stands for. Count on them to make more messes.

The Erosion of Decency: Free Expression Has no Room For Inciting Discrimination or Hatred

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On May 2 2019, conservative faith-based group Canadian Christian Lobby, the CCL, held a public talk entitled "The erosion of freedom: How transgender politics in school and society is undermining our freedom and harming women and children". This was the fourth in a series on Vancouver Island that also advertises dates in Metro Vancouver in may. … Continue reading The Erosion of Decency: Free Expression Has no Room For Inciting Discrimination or Hatred

Oak Bay Anti-SOGI Event Illustrates Need For Booking-Policy Review

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No matter who they are or what they believe, people who incite discrimination on prohibited grounds are inciting others to break the law. This be stopped from doing it in a rented space.

Municipal institutions need to add an anti-discrimination clause to facility rental policies

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On April 24 2019, I asked VSB Trustees that the Vancouver Public Library Library follow the example of the Toronto Public Library and reserve the right to deny or cancel a booking as follows when it reasonably believes use by any individual or group will be for a purpose that is likely to promote, or would have the effect of promoting discrimination, contempt or hatred for any group or person on the basis of prohibited grounds.

Press Coverage: Oger v Whatcott Human Rights Decision

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A handy email from R. Franklin Carter compiled a list of coverage of the Oger BC Human Rights Tribunal decision finding Bill Whatcott guilty of violating section 7 of the BC Human Rights Code. R. Franklin Carter is Editor and Researcher of the Freedom of Expression Committee of the Book and Periodical Council, in Toronto, … Continue reading Press Coverage: Oger v Whatcott Human Rights Decision

Transgender rights repeatedly stand in Canadian decisions

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Anti-transgender propaganda a modern version of a ‘whites only’ sign

We won: Bill Whatcott found to have violated section 7 of BC Human Rights Code

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BC tribunal rules that publishing flyers indicating an intention to discriminate on the basis of gender identity and likely to expose an individual and other transgender persons to hatred or contempt violates human rights law.

Someone else’s sex or gender identity takes nothing away from yours

We should accept everyone's declared sex and gender for two reasons. The ideal idea that anyone's biology is defined at conception is deeply flawed and in Canada's legal system the recognition of the sex or gender of others as different than at conception causes no negative consequence on anyone.

Dear Daphna,

All that TERF rhetoric makes you think about how almost all crimes are committed by cisgender people. [a mediocre parody of hatred]