Canadian Cabinet Minister Seeks “Legal Remedies” for Online Hatred

In Ottawa, David Lametti, the justice minister and attorney general of Canada, is seeking “legal remedies” to counter hateful expression on the Internet.

The Department of Justice recently sent a letter to advocacy groups, asking them to provide ideas to fight “hate speech” on the Internet.

The department didn’t make the letter public and didn’t name the groups that received it. But two groups did make their views public.




True North reports:

Government considering “legal remedies” for unregulated internet speech


Postmedia News reports:




B’nai Brith Canada releases a statement:


The Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center releases a statement:


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