July 13, 2013
A fabulous day in Canadian Legislation!Â On June 26, 2013, Bill 304 which repeals the hate speech section of the Canadian Human Rights Act, received Royal Assent and is now Canadian Law! This revoking of the hate speech section is a great step forward in freedom of speech legislation.
The section which has been revoked is similar to the section Albertans, with Albertan home educators leading the way, were fighting against having incorporated into the Education Act in March, 2012. Â We were successful in stopping this, but it would be a positive step in Alberta's freedom of speech to have the hate speech section of Alberta Human Rights Act revoked (for outline of concerns with the Alberta Human Rights Act, see http://aheaonline.com/index.php/political-updates/321-one-page-information-sheet )
True hate crimes need to be punished in a court of law, not a by tribunal which does not follow the same procedures and philosophies as a court of law.
Â Brian Storseth, Alberta MP from Westlock-St. Paul tabled the private member's bill and provides more information on his website: Â http://www.brianstorseth.ca/mp/upload/files/30/docs/PressReleases2011/11-10-17%20Bill%20C-304%20Backgrounder.pdf
Praise God for what He has done!