Monday, February 9, 2009

WEBCAST: Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights - DEBATING THE CHRC AND SECTION 13

 

WEBCAST:  Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights - DEBATING THE CHRC

 

 

 

Tune in today at 3:3- - 5:30pm via ParlVU and watch the debate live.

 

Today’s Globe and Mail reports:

Brian Storseth, a Conservative MP, has asked the Commons justice committee to review Section 13 of the act, which contains provisions that deal with hate messages. Mr. Storseth also wants the committee to review the mandate of the commission itself.

He told the committee last week that "concerns have been raised regarding the investigative techniques of the Canadian Human Rights Commission and the interpretation and application of Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act."

Mr. Storseth's request echoes a similar motion brought by the Conservatives during the previous session of Parliament.

The issue of whether the commission should be permitted to investigate alleged incidents of hate speech has prompted passionate responses from those on both sides of the debate.

 

 

 

 

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Title: JUST Meeting No. 2

Location: Centre Block - 237-C Centre Block

Event Date: Monday, Feb 9, 2009

03:30 PM - 05:30 PM

2 Hours

 

Meeting No. 2 JUST - Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights