Blog-comment speechcrimes in Canada

“Anyone who runs an online message board, from the lowliest vanity blogger to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, can be charged under federal human rights law if visitors to their site post hateful comments, according to the Canadian Human Rights Commission. … ‘If a message board owner can’t manage to ensure the content of the message board is complying with Canadian law, then the message board should not be operating,’ [CHRC lawyer Margot Blight] said.” (National Post via Western Standard Shotgun blog; more; via Reynolds).


  • And if there are not enough hateful comments, the CRHC will happily supply some under a pseudonym.

  • Of course, the “rights” of the humans actually accused of hate speech are systematically ignored and trampled upon. Were only the CHRC capable of self-reflection. Or rational thought for that matter.