Statement: Hate Speech Has No Place In Canada
02/17/21: The Canadian National Party Leader has been charged with willfully promoting hatred against an identified group, according to reports.
The Carlyle RCMP in combination with the Saskatchewan RCMP and the British Columbia RCMP hate crimes unit are to be commended for this important investigative work.
Having been involved in several hate speech and hate crime cases over the last twenty years, the investigative process in combination with approval by the Attorney General under section 319 of the criminal code is quite rigorous.
Canada's legal system is unique in having limits on speech that incites hate and intolerance. This enables our legal framework to undertake a rigorous process not to curtail speech, but to ensure the safety and security of all its citizens.