While advocates acknowledge Sec. 13 was an imperfect remedy, they say its removal has resulted in a gap in the government's ability to hold those who promote hateful rhetoric online accountable.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
The House Justice Committee will examine whether to revive a contentious rule on hate speech, one that experts say could deter the spread of incendiary propaganda, in the wake of the mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, that left 50 dead.
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Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon, who spoke for all but one Liberal on the committee, says a comprehensive account on the affair is already in the public record, pointing to 13 hours of committee testimony and the commissioner
A number of unions have registered as third party advertisers in the lead up to the October election, but PSAC, PIPSC and CUPW, all big spenders in 2015, haven't locked down their exact spending goals yet.