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.
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
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 CBC, The National Post, The Vancouver Sun, CTV and LifeSiteNews, plus comment from Andrew Coyne, Mark Hemingway, Michelle Malkin, The Weekly Standard, the Canadian Arab Federation, the Canadian Islamic Congress, Hot Air, Jay 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!
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
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.
More to come.