Friday, October 10, 2008

MACLEANS "Wins" Hate Speech case at BC "Human Rights" Tribunal

 

MACLEANS "Wins" Hate Speech case at BC "Human Rights" Tribunal

 

 

BC “Human Rights” Tribunal Ruling:  http://www.bchrt.bc.ca/decisions/2008/pdf/oct/378_Elmasry_and_Habib_v_Rogers_Publishing_and_MacQueen_(No_4)_2008_BCHRT_378.pdf

 

NATIONAL POST:  Maclean's wins 'hate speech' human rights challenge in B.C.

 

CANADIAN PRESS:  B.C. Human Rights Commission rejects Muslim complaint over Maclean's article

 

CTV NEWS: B.C. commission rejects Maclean's Muslim complaint

 

REUTERS:  Canada's Maclean's magazine wins hate speech case

 

VANCOUVER SUN: Maclean's wins 'hate speech' challenge in B.C.

 

AM770:  Steyn & Maclean's Acquitted / System Still Guilty  (Includes Interview with Steyn)

 

MARK STEYN:  A JOKE DECISION

 

 

CANADA vs FREE SPEECH
A JOKE DECISION


Steyn on the verdict of their Marsupial Majesties at the British Columbia "Human Rights" Tribunal. On Friday at 12 noon Pacific Kangaroo Time, the genius jurists dismissed El-Mo's complaint against Maclean's and voted unanimously to acquit the hatemongers:

The panel has concluded that the complaints are not justified because  the complainants have not established that the Article is likely to expose them to hatred or contempt on the basis of their religion.  Therefore, pursuant to s. 37(1) the complaints are dismissed.

For the full monster PDF ruling, click here. Further reports from Reuters, the CBCThe National Post, The Vancouver Sun, CTV and LifeSiteNews, plus comment from Andrew Coyne, Mark HemingwayMichelle Malkin, The Weekly Standard, the Canadian Arab Federation, the Canadian Islamic CongressHot AirJay Currie, Stage Left, Rob Breakenridge,  Deborah Gyapong, The Western Standard, the Hyacinth Girl, Scaramouche, Eowyn, the Girl in Blue, and Kathy Shaidle & Pete Vere, with more at Free Mark Steyn!

 

 

http://pundita.blogspot.com/2008/10/macleans-magazine-wins-hate-speech.html

 

Breaking News: MACLEAN'S MAGAZINE WINS 'HATE SPEECH' HUMAN RIGHTS CHALLENGE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

The implications of the Maclean's B.C. ruling can hardly be overstated with regard to the pending federal decision on Marc Lemire's constitutional challenge to Section 13. Is the B.C. ruling a feint in the face of Parliament's attention to the Section 13 issue? The cynics among us would say yes, but for now we celebrate the victory in British Columbia:

 

Joseph Brean, National Post
Friday, October 10, 2008

The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal ruled today that a controversial article about Islam in Maclean's magazine did not violate the province's hate speech law.

In acquitting the magazine, the Tribunal ruled that the article, an excerpt from Mark Steyn's book
America Alone in which he describes the demographic and ideological dangers posed by a growing Muslim population in the West, was not likely to expose Muslims to hatred or contempt.

The Canadian Islamic Congress, which brought the complaint, has previously failed in two other jurisdictions: Ontario, which said it did not have jurisdiction over printed material, and federally, where the complaint was rejected as without merit.

More to come.